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Newcomer of the Week: Millaxt

Admittedly, she’s an uptight kind of Lomographer and rarely shoots from the hip. But she never fails to gnaw her friends off whenever she fires that bright electronic flash of hers!

Photo by millaxt

Name: MillaTuokkola
LomoHome: http://www.lomography.com/homes/millaxt
Location: Helsinki, Finland/ Bournemouth, UK
Camera Shelf: Horizon 202 borrowed from my uncle indefinitely, Diana Mini, Action Sampler Flash and Holga 120.

How did you find out about the Community and who/what convinced you to join?

I kept checking it out whilst visiting the web store to drool over new cameras and films I’d want. So one weekend I was avoiding doing university work then I decided to finally join.

Is there anyone in the Lomographic Society you look up to? If yes, who is him/her and why?

I don’t know anyone from the society well enough to really know a lot about their work yet. But I go on massive “like” streaks from time to time, depending on what themes I’m interested in at the moment. I especially love cute animal photos (don’t we all?), underwater shots, beautiful people, and most of all- travel photos. I’m such a sucker for travel photos.

As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?

I think I’m a really uptight Lomographer. I rarely shoot from the hip, or wing the settings. But I’d say the rule I follow the most is number 5, “Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible”. And what I love the most, is taking pictures of friends and family. Especially with the flash on to annoy them.

In this digital age, why still film?

I’ve lost so many digital photos after computer crashes and updates, that’s when I started university two years ago, I decided to get a film camera to make sure I have the “good times” on actual physical form. Joke’s on me though, because earlier this year I lost all of my photos and negatives when moving apartments. Luckily a friend was able to track them down, but I definitely learnt my lesson – always check every drawer before moving. Always.

Share your current favorite Lomograph (could be yours or a friend’s) and explain why it is your favorite.

I’m going to be selfish and share a photo of mine. It’s a photo of my boyfriend reading in my childhood bedroom. I find myself going back to just look at it every now and then. I just find it very calming. It was the first photo I ever took with the Horizon 202 and it definitely encouraged me to continue on my road of panorama photos.

Newbie, rookie, neophyte or whatever you call them, our new breed of the ever-growing band of Lomographers are set to conquer the analogue land with their brand new hip-shooting abilities! And this is where we feature them along with their wistful thoughts and the freshest snaps each week!

written by fookshit

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