Alexandra Ion shooting with the Lomo LC-A+

4

Say hello to Alexandra Ion, a Romania-born Austrian girl who spent one summer as an intern in the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna!

Alexandra is an Austrian girl born in Romania. Her family moved to Austria when she was 4 years old and now she is studying Mediatechnology and design at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Upper Austria. Take a look at Alexandra’s great Lomographic adventures with her new amiga, the Lomo LC-A+

REAL NAME Alexandra Ion
CITY Mauthausen
COUNTRY Austria
SCHOOL University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, Mediatechnology and -design

How long have you been a Lomographer (or are you new to this whole thing)?
Alexandra Ion: Yes, I have to admit that I’ve been a Lomographer for about 2 months. Oh yeah… I’m a Lomographer… sounds great!

Describe the Lomo LC-A+ in five words
AI: It’s a small, handy, easy to use, automatic, little lucky bag.

The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had?
AI: It was the first time that we went karaoke singing after the “house warming” party at the office. We went to this little sniffy karaoke bar just a few blocks away from the office. I sang “Foolish Games” from Jewel with Markus, but he didn’t even knew who Jewel was, so you can imagine how well he knew the lyrics. So he just screamed the word into that mic and I couldn’t sing a word anymore. I thought I would pee myself. It was just too funny.

If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please)?

AI:

  • Down on my knees – Ayo
  • Heartbeat – Nneka
  • The Park – Feist

You recently interned for Lomography’s Vienna office. Tell us a bit about the experience.
AI: It was cool designing things, fun going out, damn great singing karaoke, very nice meeting cool new people.

If you could be anywhere, doing anything, right now, where would it be and what would you do?
AI: Singing in a Jazz Bar in New York :)

We hear through the grapevine that you love to sing karaoke. what’s your favorite karaoke song to sing, and what is it about singing that lights you up?
AI: Yes, I love singing. My favourite songs to sing are many from Alicia Keys like “You don’t know my name” or “How come you don’t call me”. And I have a secret passion for 70ies and 80ies Divas like Thelma Houston, Gloria Gaynor and Aretha Franklin. When I sing it’s like breaking into another world, really feeling the words that you sing. It’s like there’s nobody there anymore and I can just dive into that words.

The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph?
AI: I think it’s someone I don’t know yet. So let’s see.

Your advice to future Lomo LC-A+ shooters.
AI: Just enjoy it, it will be great.

written by alexandrak on 2009-08-10 in #people #lomoamigos #intern #lomo-amigos #lomo-lc-a #alexandra-ion

4 Comments

  1. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    I would love to do karaoke with Alexandra;)

  2. alexandraruby
    alexandraruby ·

    Alexandras are best :)

  3. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    @alexandraruby yeah they are!

  4. alexandraruby
    alexandraruby ·

    Haha we rule :)

More Interesting Articles

  • A Dream in the Austrian Countryside with the LC-A 120

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-28 in #news
    A Dream in the  Austrian Countryside with the LC-A 120

    The cold weather is steadily creeping in at Lomography HQ in Vienna. It filled us with nostalgic joy to discover a whole new selection of wonderful end-of-Summer photos taken with the LC-A 120 throughout the Austrian countryside by our colleague Dream. If you also have the early winter blues, this fantastic gallery should help soothe the pain!

  • Watch: Joseph Petzval's Life In Vienna

    written by shhquiet on 2014-09-03 in #news
    Watch: Joseph Petzval's Life In Vienna

    If you loved the Petzval Lens, we have Joseph Petzval to thank for. The mathematician/inventor/physicist was born in Hungary, but spent most of his life in Vienna. As a tribute, we visited some of the most significant places in his life, armed with our cameras and the New Lomography Petzval Art Lens. Watch the video below!

  • Get Ready For a New Cine Film On Monday October 13th! Sign-Up to Hear about the Launch as Soon as it Happens

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-09 in #news
    Get Ready For a New Cine Film On Monday October 13th! Sign-Up to Hear about the Launch as Soon as it Happens

    Did you enjoy shooting with Cine200 Tungsten Film when it launched? Or were you one of the unlucky many who missed out on this ultra-limited edition emulsion? Well, we’re thrilled to say we have an exciting follow-up to Cine200 which will launch in just a few days! And as the other film sold out so fast, we wanted to give you the opportunity to sign-up to our list to get the news as soon as it happens.

    1
  • Shop News

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras! Don't miss the 20% discount!

  • Newcomer of the Week: analogeanstalten

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-09-21 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: analogeanstalten

    Her interest in photography started when she saw a shop in Vienna selling cameras with her name "Diana" printed all over. She then applied as an intern in Lomography Germany where she had a great time getting on the analogue grind. Let's all give our cheerful and perky Newcomer of the Week, analogeanstalten, a warm welcoming hug!

    2
  • Petzval Artist: Stefan Joham Shoots The People Of Vienna

    written by Lomography on 2014-11-24 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval Artist: Stefan Joham Shoots The People Of Vienna

    Vienna is not only the home of the original Petzval Lens; it's also the birthplace of Lomography! Austrian photographer and avid Lomo fan Stefan Joham took some enigmatic shots of the people who live in this beautiful city and spoke to us about his work.

  • Nature & Culinary Delights With The New Petzval Lens and Feldküche

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-21 in #people #lomoamigos
    Nature & Culinary Delights With The New Petzval Lens and Feldküche

    Feldküche is a group that organizes dinner parties with a difference by cooking wonderful meals for groups throughout the Austrian countryside. This summer, we gave them a New Petzval lens to use in capturing their wonderful gatherings of people, food, drink and nature. We then got the opportunity to chat with Martin Fetz who runs the organization about what they do and their experiences shooting with the Petzval.

  • Shop News

    Feed your LC-A 120 the finest emulsions and save!

    Feed your LC-A 120 the finest emulsions and save!

    Shoot more with LC-A 120 without breaking your budget! The Phoblographer Editor’s Choice Award Winner now comes in a Bundle with 120 format film at 15% off!

  • LomoAmigo: Russell Darling

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-03-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Russell Darling

    Russell Darling is one of our Lomography UK regulars. He is a big part of our community of film fanatics and regularly joins our workshops and events. In this interview, we asked him about his experience shooting with the Lomo LC-A 120, as well as his work as visual effects practitioner for films such as "Star Wars," "Twilight," and "Godzilla."

  • The Pleasure of Shooting Live Music Shows with the Petzval Lens

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-10-26 in #lifestyle
    The Pleasure of Shooting Live Music Shows with the Petzval Lens

    There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.

  • LC-A Goes To: Vienna, Austria

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-12 in #world #locations
    LC-A Goes To: Vienna, Austria

    Vienna is not only the capital and largest city of Austria; it's where the Lomography headquarters is based, too! Join us as we explore this lovely city through handpicked lomographs taken by our community members using their trusty LC-A and LC-A+ cameras!

    1
  • Shop News

    Colorsplash your World!

    Colorsplash your World!

    At 30% off you can now color your analog images with 12 different color gels. Experiment with 35mm slide film and play with the built-in color flash for the most intense colors!

  • Meet the UK Team: Joanne Coates

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-10-20 in #news
    Meet the UK Team: Joanne Coates

    In this series we meet all the staff that make up Lomography UK. That's everyone from the Soho shop staff to the guys that hide away in the office! Today we talk to shop assistant Joanne Coates who has a penchant for the LC-A+ and loves running our workshops! Say hello to Jo!

    1
  • The LC-A+ Goes to New York Fashion Week with Christopher Logan

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-09-19 in #people #lomoamigos
    The LC-A+ Goes to New York Fashion Week with Christopher Logan

    "When I picked up the Lomo LC-A for the first time. I was truly inspired," says Christopher Logan, who accepted the challenge to shoot NY Fashion week with the LC-A+ Camera. Read more of his experience after the jump and get to know why the LC-A+ is the perfect camera for fashion shows.

  • Markus Andersen Talks 'At the Edge of the Earth'

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-04-08 in #people #lifestyle
    Markus Andersen Talks 'At the Edge of the Earth'

    "At the edge of the Earth" is an ongoing yearlong project by documentary photographer Markus Andersen in which he captures the coastline of Sydney, Australia on black and white film with the Diana and Lomo LC-A cameras. In this interview, the Sydney-based photographer opens up to Lomography about his latest endeavor as well as on shooting on the streets of his city and the importance of photographing in analog.

    3