It has been a while since we raided someone's stash of analogue goodies but worry not because we're back with the help of one of our favourite LomoGurus! I bet you're familiar of this lady from California and she's here to let us peek into her analogue shooting kit.
Name: Graziella Ines
Location: Bellflower, California
She works as a Laboratory Analyst in an Environmental Microbiology lab during the day. She says “I am looking at the microscope most of the day. On my free time, aside from taking photos, I love to craft. I love making kawaii plushies but right now, I am making mostly hats and scarves. I also love to collect films, yarns, Japanese craft books, and tiny vinyl toys. I also love traveling whenever I have the time or enough money saved.”
Grazie has been doing film photography since 2001 thanks to a Canon EOS XS she used while on a road trip across the country. After that chance, she kept the film camera and went along with the digital craze. But fate brought her back when while browsing the internet a few years ago, she discovered Lomography! “From then on, I was back to film photography. So, [that’s] around 4 years now.”
Here, grazie shows us her stash!
Ok, this is my actual stash for one of my Saturday shoots two weeks ago. Took this with the Canon AE-1. It also represents how my usual stash is (with some minor differences like cameras, food, film, etc.)
For this outing, I brought my favorite canvas bag. The *Tsukiji Market bag( I bought in Tokyo in 2008. The length is just right for my size and it has enough room inside. This bag has been to a lot of shoots with me and I even brought it to Europe with me last year. It also looks new and good right after a wash (and I cannot count the many times I’ve washed it!)
Cameras and Films:
One rule I have for myself is to limit my camera stash to a maximum of three (3) cameras. Not because they are heavy but it’s more about my goal of trying to focus more on the shooting and the subject. I have to admit that is hard to choose which camera(s) to bring. A lot of times, I bring different formats with me. It makes the decision making a bit easier.
For this outing, I brought the LC-A+, Sprocket Rocket, and the Lubitel 2. The LC-A+ is always a regular in my stash. I was in a bit of black and white mood for this shoot so you see all the 35mm and 120mm black and white films here. You can see that the Kodak TMax 100 is a favorite.
- A tiny notebook (with Jane Austen quotes hehe) and a pen (from albeelee) for notes. Shooting notes, addresses, trivias, places, thoughts, etc.
- Washi tapes; I use these to label the back of my camera as to what film is inside and other notes like which person I am shooting for doubles, ISO settings he used, notes about doubles, weather, etc. Then after a roll is finished, I use that same washi tape to label the film.
- My phone in that crocheted blue pouch, a hair tie, my wallet, a small pouch (typewriter design) for my films.
- A bottle of glucose tablets (I am Type 1 diabetic and for instances of hypoglycemia, I need this) some snacks, and my Vigan bag with some essentials like insulin, glucose meter, lip gloss, powder. <Note: Vigan is a province in the Philippines where Grazie is originally from! :)>/i>
- It is not in my photo but all the time I always have a bottle of water with my stash.
And that is Grazie’s everyday shooting stash! Thank you for showing it to us! :)
For more from this Show Your Stash series, click here! Cheerio everyone! :)