Guess who? She's from Chile. She loves the Beatles. And she's a Colorsplash Camera enthusiast by heart. Check out panelomo's interview with Jacquie aka Iaki and her interestinglife in Chile!
What’s up, iaki?
Hello, my name is Jacquie, 27 years old, but my spirit is 15, I’m from Viña del Mar, Chile. I’ve been shooting lomo for four years now. I’m an engineer in real life, but my passion is photography. I’m a lover of the film and its strong colors. I love music, lomos, negatives, x-pro, ocean, traveling, my friends, my doggies’ friends and I like shooting everyday.
There’s always an interesting story to every Lomographer – what would be your Lomo story?
In February 2010, I had the LC-A for the Race. Well, in Santiago (Chile), I met a famous Chilean model, her mane is Kenita Larrain. I asked if I could take a picture. She was very surprised when she saw my camera, I stuck a Chilean flag on the LC-A and I had to tell her the history of the project – of The Great LC-A Race. The people looked at me, it was strange that she talks to a stranger for so long. I was with my boss. He was amazed looking at the model with ñamñam face.
What is the reason behind your Lomo name?
My real name is Jacqueline, all my friends call me Jacquie. Well…in Spanish iaki sounds like Jacquie, but shorter. That’s all…a little boring huh? haha.
Why analog? Why not digital?
I think analogue is more romantic. There is a little mystery in every film. I love how the film smells. I love to wait for the developing process, though I don’t know if the photos will be like what I want.
Digital is very simple, you always get what you want. With photoshop, you can change every photo anytime. There is no second chance with film. I love its uncertainty.
Can you tell about your best lomo shot. What, where, and why this photo?
This is a little hard. But there are two favorites.
If you were a Lomo camera, what would you be and why?
I love to be a Colorsplash Camera, because she’s very funny. She is the best party couple, and always looks good fashionably. People admire her everywhere I go.
What is your Lomo style?
I always have my LC-A+ in my bag. Day or night, even in the urban or with my friends. I shoot everything everywhere. I love x-pro. I love the strong colors. And I push all the film for the perfect grain and contrast. This is my style.
The Lomography staff is reading this interview right now, and I’m sure they’ll be very interested in your suggestions – what else do you want to see in the “revamped” Lomography website? Your own lomowall in your lomohome, perhaps? Monthly free piggies? Anything! Remember… they are reading this right now.
I dream of a Latin American Lomography site. In Chile, Peru, Argentina and Mexico, there are a lot of lomoguys, and we don’t have a site.
There’s a Lomo Legend that an unfound Lomo Genie Bottle is lying around the world somewhere out there. If you find this, you only get to choose three Lomo wishes – a Lomo camera that you currently do not own, any film of your choice, and your dream location. What camera? What film? And where in the world would you spend these Lomo wishes?.
Wow! Definitely I want the Horizon perfekt! I dream with her! I love the Agfa CT Precisa, I would love to have a thousand of them! And my lomolocation would definitely be Europe, in England specifically. Since I was a little girl I’ve been dreaming to go to England. I’m a Beatles fan, so I have to be there someday.
Hold on, there’s a fourth wish – who among our fellow Lomographers would you like to collaborate with for this “wish project”, and why?
This is very simple – Adam Scott. I love his work. Since I saw him in the Holga Book, it’s always a pleasure to look at his shots. He´s my Lomo idol.
Just for kicks – - Does your Mom know that you like smelling films and that you’re into Lomography?
Hahaha, yes, my mom knows when I win piggies, She’s a fan of me. I love her! But I think She doesn’t know I love smelling films, and I hope she never knows about it. hahaha!
If you want to see more of Jacquie’s work, you cal also visit her at http://www.flickr.com/photos/one-creature/