She is a lomographer that plays with several cameras, a lomoarch stunned with abstract details. She has been a lomographer for a long time and she sees the world through lens since childhood. I’m especially pleased to introduce our very first female LomoArch: zingaboom!
Zingaboom organizes her world’s vision in a very methodical way. She’s able to capture the beauty of architecture in simple frames formatting lines and colors. She engages in recreations achieving abstract ensembles. Hailing from a country that speaks to the heart, she has the romantic soul of a traveler, between places and experiences.
She has a well defined line of intellectual discipline and she can accomplish it throughout both arts. Architecture, Lomography and her own life spin around three important things: community, experimentation and analogue. These points guide and give a sense to her reality. With the help of several arts, she develops her own artistic language as result of an interesting mix of variations. When picking a camera or film, the theme is the essential influence and the urban place is always her creativity source.
What -alia- likes the most: details full of interesting richness as result of a detailed dissection.
As much as it’s necessary from me, I’ll let you get charmed with this LomoArch.
Name: Ana Feijó Fernandes
Location: Penafiel – Porto/Portugal
Lomographer since: Registered on lomography since 2006-04-13 23:16:19
Architect since: Finished my architecture degree in 2010
Can you make a short resume of yourself as a Lomographer as well as an Architect?
I’ve always loved photography! It’s a very important part of my life for a long, long time now. I remember the first camera I used: it was my father’s Olympus 35SP and I would use it a lot when I was a kid. Eventually, I received a 110 Kodak camera that I started to take everywhere. Somehow, it was what I later did with Lomography and Lomo cameras!
Later on, as teenager, I bought a 35mm Pentax with which I’ve experimented and learned a lot about photographic technique.
In 2005, I discovered Lomography. I don’t really remember how, but certainly online. I got a SuperSampler and the rest is history!!!
Architecture came to me as the obvious path to take to pursue my academic studies. I can’t detach myself from my architecture degree even if I’m not working as an architect at the moment. The way I think, the way I address all issues, the way I plan my work and life is based on the project solving method I acquired during my years of study.
Why are you in this LomoWorld being you an Architect?
As I explained before I guess I’ve been a photographer first – It’s my first passion.
When I started at Lomography I really wanted to experiment everything this world had to give me – all the great toys I could get my hands on; the sense of community; the experimentation aspect; the idea “don’t think, just shoot”; and the analogue love…
Nowadays, most of the aspects that made me try Lomography back in the day, are the same that guide my life and my work – community/ experimentation/ analogue.
How do you see Lomography and Architecture bonded?
Well, photography-slash-Lomography has been a great school: it has taught me some mental discipline, it has trained my eye, it has made me experiment and break rules and obviously all the above were assets that I used in architecture too.
At the present, these disciplines and others as illustration, panting or design are at the same time dimensions and mediums of the development of my artistic speech.
Which camera and film best portrays your Architecture visions? Why?
I’ve always used what I would get my hands on. Lately I tend to use my Pentax, my Diana F+ or my ColorSplash. Film-wise I like to use higher sensitivity films for the texture and grain; black and white and slide film to get some x-pro adventure.
The subject tends to set the choices of camera and film I use, although I leave home with a camera picked randomly most of the time.
To end our interview, simple questions demand simple answers. What architect and building did/would you prefer to take Lomographs of?
I’ve always loved to get lost in the ‘body’ of a city and just walk around its ‘circulatory system’ photographing its breathing, its temperature, its movement, and its life. The city is my preferred subject; the city and everything that takes part in it – people, buildings, parks, vehicles…
Liliana de Sousa- is living as a foreigner around the world since 2004 but is originally from Portugal. She’s an architect with the will of sharing nowadays architecture through lomographer’s eyes. Read more about the Just Another Lomoarch series here.