John Vanderslice is an experimental indie pop singer/songwriter from the San Francisco area. Known as a literate, ever-curious songwriter and sonic technician, Vanderslice has released several character driven concept albums over the past few years, his latest the 2007 release Emerald City.
John Vanderslice is an experimental indie pop singer/songwriter from the San Francisco area. Known as a literate, ever-curious songwriter and sonic technician, Vanderslice has released several character driven concept albums over the past few years, his latest the 2007 release Emerald City. Vanderslice also started Tiny Telephone, a small recording studio, in 1997. Boasting a variety of respected and experienced house engineers, Tiny Telephone gained a reputation as an affordable recording outlet for San Francisco’s indie rock community.
Check out the stunning backwoods LC-A+ gallery shot by John in his Northern California stomping grounds.
REAL NAME John Vanderslice
CITY San Francisco
How long have you been a Lomographer (or are you new to this whole thing?)
JV: i am new! i didn’t really understand until i got the photos developed. now i understand.
Describe the LC-A+ in five words…
JV: extremely cool and strange camera
The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had…
JV: i had my splitzer lens cap on and and a colored flash blazing away, my friend said: ‘what is going on with you???’
If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please).
- the evening descends, evangelicals
- queen elvis II, robyn hitchcock
- we takin’ over, lil wayne
You’ve got great shots in color, black & white, and cross-processed slide film. Which style is your favorite?
If you could be anywhere, doing anything, right now > where would it be and what would you do?
JV: well i’m in the south of france, in collioure, with my girlfriend, so i don’t think i’d change anything!
January 20th, 2009 is when the next US president will be inaugurated. In a perfect world, name the first three things that they would do after taking office.
JV: repeal the patriot act. scrap the foreign intelligence surveillance act. withdraw all troops out of iraq. WE CAN DREAM CAN’T WE?
There’s quite a lot of spectacular shots taken in the outdoors.
Tell us one activity in nature that everyone should do at least once.
JV: hike the oregon coast.
The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph.
JV: james posey, basketball player
Your advice to future LC-A+ shooters.
JV: don’t think, shoot