Meet On The Road Lomo Amigo, Pei Ketron!

Meet our second On The Road Amigo! To celebrate the opening of On The Road on December 21st, we gave some of our favorite American photographers Lomo LC-A+ cameras and handfuls of film! Meet the second of the series, our dear friend (and she's also one of our favorite photographers), Pei Ketron!

Name: Pei Ketron
City: New York City
Camera: Lomo LC-A+

Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
I’m a photographer and a teacher. I love adventuring and making beautiful photos.

How long have you been a Lomographer (or are you new to this whole thing)?
It has been so many years since I last shot with a Lomo that I’d say I’m essentially brand new to this whole thing once again.

What was your LC-A+ shooting experience like?
Really fun! It’s nice knowing that the cameras aren’t meant to be super precise and as a result, I can adjust my shooting style to be more carefree and spontaneous.

How would you compare the LC-A+ to the equipment you usually shoot with?
It’s compact and portable, which makes me want to carry it more regularly than my heavy DSLR or medium format cameras. I love that it even fits into a jacket pocket, so I can take it with me when I adventure without a bag.

Describe the Lomo LC-A+ in 2 sentences.
The camera is small, but mighty. It encourages stress-free, spontaneous shooting with vibrant and surprising results.

Can you share one of your secrets to taking great pictures?
The more ridiculous you look while taking a photo, the higher your chances are of achieving a great photo.

What do you like best about low-fi/alternative photography?
It reminds me of when I was a kid and all of our photos were low-fi. I used to spend hours looking through family albums and could look at the same pictures over and over again until I had memorized every detail and every expression.

The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph.
I would love to photograph Shakespeare because I am a fan of so many of his plays. I am envisioning quiet scenes of him handwriting manuscripts at a desk by a window and shots of him on stage dramatically taking on some of the roles of his most famous characters.

What’s strangest, funniest, hands-down greatest or most “unusual” photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had?
One of my favorite experiences was setting up my DSLR on a mini-tripod and doing self-timer jump shots with local Kyrgyz families in the province of XinJiang in far western China.

If you could take your LC-A+ and a sack of film On The Road to anywhere right now, where would you go and why?
I would go to Syria and photograph the war and devastation because it’s unlike anything I have ever seen or experienced in my life. The images coming out of there are just incredible. I would also probably bring with me a helmet, a bulletproof vest, and a private army for protection.

What was your thought process in taking these photos? How do you think they communicate the themes of Americana / Kerouac / the Beat Generation? What was your favorite part of On The Road?
I took most of these photographs in North Carolina on a farm belonging to my sister and her husband. The farm was passed on to them by his grandfather who was a collector of all sorts of things – old cars, machinery, guns, music boxes, etc. I decided that documenting scenes from around the farm would fit the theme Americana because it would capture a world that was unusual and foreign to most dense urban city-dwellers. In a time when nearly every person I know works in front of a computer all day, it’s important to remember that a large number of Americans continue to live close to and work the earth on a daily basis.

What’s coming up on the horizon? New projects? What’s in the works and what’s on your mind? Who/what would you like to shoot next?
Next up is winter in New York! I’m excited to explore and photograph the city as the weather turns. I’ll be shooting mostly with my iPhone, my Hasselblad, and now this Lomo LC-A+. Bring on the snow!

Your advice to Lomographers and/or low-fi photographers?
Get out there and explore the world around you. Push yourself to go to new places and have new experiences, even when it’s out of your comfort zone. And never stop shooting.

Take a look at all of Pei’s shots here:

Check out Pei’s work all over the web by visiting her site, following her on instagram and twitter!

Submit your photos to the Get On The Road with Lomography and On The Road Competition before December 10th 2012! Don’t Forget to help us celebrate the competition winner in our Lomography Gallery Stores in NYC, SF, LA and Austin on December 20th as well!

Looking for more Beats? The Lomography Gallery Store NYC is going Kerouac crazy with a Beat Generation Photowalk on December 15th!

Don’t forget, On The Road opens on December 21st!

written by alexandrak on 2012-12-08 in #people #lomoamigos #amigo #lc-a #pei-ketron #lomo-amigos #instagram #on-the-road

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