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LomoGuru of the Week: Grazie

I'm pretty sure you've had a glimpse of her photos or might even have dropped a comment or like in her Home. We might need no introduction for this week's LomoGuru, but a few decent sentences will most probably work!

Meet Graziella, or more popularly known as grazie in our Community. Originally from the Philippines but is currently based in Southern California, Grazie sure had a lot of fun experiences, add to that her Lomography friends, in a span of two years in the Community.

Know more about her plus a look at her Lomographs as this week’s LomoGuru!

Photo by grazie

Name: Graziella Ines
Lomography username: grazie
Location: Southern California
Number of years as a Lomographer: 2
Number of years in the Community: 2

Share to us your most memorable experience in the Lomographic Community.

Wow. There are a lot of memorable experiences in the Community in the past year alone but one that I cherish and enjoyed the most are all the film swaps/double projects. I get excited everytime I receive an envelope from my film swap partners. It’s just so much fun receiving something analogue from a good friend, the analogue way. And when I shoot over them and see the results later, I feel that a piece of me traveled to their countries too. Like how my friend cc-in-paris said, it’s traveling photographically. It gets overwhelming sometimes but damn it’s so much fun!

Another memorable experience was that exhibit last year at the L.A. store for “The Prophecies of An Analogue Future” where a photo of mine was chosen to represent the #2 Prophecy. Also the opening of the Sta. Monica gallery store which I attended and got to meet some great people and ate yummy cupcakes.

Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends? If yes, name at least one of them.

I have to admit that I haven’t actually met my good friends here in the Community. Oh except for one and that is noe_arteaga. I met him at the L.A. store and got to chat with him and we planned to do several Lomowalks and a film swap.

I love this Community because I’ve met so many interesting and nice people, some I consider my good friends. Before I would use the phrase “Lomo friend” but for these friends, I can’t. It’s true that I haven’t actually met them in person but I talk to them a lot and share similar passions with them. And yes, I hope to meet them soon.

There are my cool and funny buddies, Marisa and Erick from my motherland, the Philippines. They crack me up all the time. It feels like I’ve done several Lomowalks with them already. I would love to take Lomographs of Manila with them.

Then there’s my good, good friend Axel with whom I’ve had excellent doubles projects with (and it’s not done yet). He is the coolest guy and takes some of the best Lomographs. He is also my best critique Lomography wise and knows my Lomo self the best.

There is sweet Victoria who inspires me a lot and sends me all these beautiful postcards out of her Lomographs. I will be forever thankful to her for that Vivian Maier book. And my best girl Mery who is just the sweetest and she makes me laugh all the time. I plan to visit her this summer and we’ll do a Lomowalk with the Madrid peeps. And yes, Peter, jean_louis_pujol and troch who are so generous with their advise and whose passion for photography I admire a lot.

I also mentioned in the first question my lovely friend Carolina (cc-in-paris) who I’d love to visit and chat with about not just Lomo stuff but also movies, music, fashion, etc. We did several doubles also and I wouldn’t mind doing more.

There are other good friends I’d love to meet in real life like dakadev_pui, albeelee, ohpleasedontgo, qrro, littlekoala, mafiosa, wuxiong, trw, hodachrome, gunship, upic, volker-jp, trashpilotin, i_am_four_eyes, pussylove, lawypop, jeabbzz, goonies, sprofishgel, sye, robter, warning, lola_juanlu, realrampage, analogmonolog, mikahsupageek to name a few.

And of course I ’d love love love to do a Lomowalk and hang out with my other Pinoy friends: boobert, ponzi, stitch, superkulisap, feelux, renenob, talgrrrlrocks, xyron,denbilita, antibiotyx, zoe191. I think I would need more than a month to do that though.

Then finally meet two people I look up to and whose Lomographs I admire so much: lakandula and boredbone

Do you think you’ll still be taking Lomographs in the next 5 years? Why?

Yes! Because I love it! It makes me happy and sane. Haha. I hope Kodak will continue producing films and that I don’t lose my job so I can continue buying films. And that an equivalent or close to Fuji Neopan 1600 will be produced by Lomography in the near future.

I love Lomography/film photography so much that I think I’ll grow old doing it.

What is your favorite Lomo camera and why? Do you have any memorable experiences while using this camera?

I love all my cameras but if I really need to choose one, it would be my LC-A+. If the others are my lovers, the LC-A+ is my soul mate.

I was walking the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco last December when I decided to stride away from the tourist routes and trek the alleys. There I met Evan, a teenager practising his kung fu. It was so fun watching him but at the same time I was a little scared he would get mad and kick me or something. But I still clicked away with my LC-A+. And he turned out to be so nice.

Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?

Just shoot away! Follow your heart though. Shoot to be happy. Don’t shoot to please. Enjoy it and don’t get discouraged. Then you will love it. Trust me.

See more of Grazie’s lovely Lomographs!

written by mayeemayee

62 comments

  1. dakadev_pui

    dakadev_pui

    Wow! Congrats !

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  2. goonies

    goonies

    yeehhhhhhh

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  3. lawypop

    lawypop

    Way to Go Graziella!!

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  4. boredbone

    boredbone

    @grazie Hell yeah! congrats! lomo love from Manila.

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  5. adzfar

    adzfar

    Congratulations Grazie! :)

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  6. atria007

    atria007

    Congratsssss my dear!!! I'm waiting that u visit me xDD thanks Graziella for the kind words...ure so great!!!!!

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  7. albeelee

    albeelee

    well done my lovely <3

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  8. jorgesato

    jorgesato

    wooohoooo!!

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  9. icuresick

    icuresick

    Congratulations! Nice selfportrait! haha

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  10. icuresick

    icuresick

    @grazie kelangan talaga nakatingin sa malayo? haha

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  11. trashpilotin

    trashpilotin

    uuuuhhhhuuuu <3

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  12. realrampage

    realrampage

    yeah lomoGoddess ;DDD @grazie

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  13. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    congratz dear =)

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  14. 134340

    134340

    hi @grazie :)

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  15. bloomchen

    bloomchen

    @grazie: congrats for being guru now. nice portrait.

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  16. ponzi

    ponzi

    @grazie: good job! your lomographs are amazing! galing! (: hoping we can lomo walk soon haha. give us a holla if you're headed to manila / singapore (:

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  17. poepel

    poepel

    @grazie...... Not just a Lomographer. A Lomographer with a lot of heart. We all love you. congratulations......

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  18. sommer

    sommer

    Congrats!! Nice interview and great great great Lomographer!! :D

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  19. ohpleasedontgo

    ohpleasedontgo

    Congrats dear @grazie !!! :)

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  20. lamp

    lamp

    @Grazie - a real lomo-lady. Very sweet article my lovely :)

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  21. jeabzz

    jeabzz

    congraaaats grazie :D

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  22. vicuna

    vicuna

    Congrats @grazie! :))

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  23. superlighter

    superlighter

    yeah! Graziella = full of grace :)

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  24. lakandula

    lakandula

    Keep up the good work!

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  25. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Bravo grazie.....^..^

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  26. boobert

    boobert

    @grazie ... just like what everybody said! lol. see you soon!

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  27. b0rn2b1ush

    b0rn2b1ush

    woohoo... way to go, miswa!

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  28. ripsta

    ripsta

    hai @grazie,congrats guru

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  29. litleandi

    litleandi

    @grazie love the article. Especially when you said: "Just shoot away! Follow your heart though. Shoot to be happy. Don’t shoot to please. Enjoy it and don’t get discouraged. Then you will love it. Trust me."

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  30. renenob

    renenob

    Congrats @grazie! XD

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  31. tallgrrlrocks

    tallgrrlrocks

    Everybody loves @grazie! :)

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  32. mikeydavies

    mikeydavies

    congrats @grazie, love the pics :)

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  33. sweetoblivion

    sweetoblivion

    Gorgeous pics @grazie - really inspirational!

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  34. volker-jp

    volker-jp

    Hey hey hey! congratulations there! that is a happy event! you're great!

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  35. vici

    vici

    @grazie Congratulations sweetheart. You inspire us all! Seeing your photos is always a treat!

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  36. grazie

    grazie

    Thank you everyone!! I love being a part of this community and looking at all your lovely photos everyday. Lomo on!!

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  37. icuresick

    icuresick

    @grazie ang iksi naman ng speech mo haha!

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  38. grazie

    grazie

    @icuresick hahaha! the shorter the better

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  39. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @grazie you go!

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  40. noe_arteaga

    noe_arteaga

    @grazie "Shoot to be happy. Don't shoot to please." Very well said! Loved the article! Thanks for the mention, and we DEFINITELY got to hang out soon!!!

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  41. trw

    trw

    @grazie Great article and such well deserved recognition, my friend! You are an amazing lomographer! Oh, and any time you want to meet up, I'm there! ;-)

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  42. sprofishgel

    sprofishgel

    YO @grazie ! Well done :)) it´s obvious we should do big lomowalks in every continents :)) when the crisis is over ;) kiss my dear

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  43. bravebird

    bravebird

    @grazie rocks :D

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  44. fayeusokoi

    fayeusokoi

    you are the best @grazie Congrats!

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  45. dreadlockboy

    dreadlockboy

    congrats @grazia ...i always love all your pictures :D

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  46. anafaro

    anafaro

    congrats @grazie, great article, great interview! :)

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  47. superkulisap

    superkulisap

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  48. renenob

    renenob

    Wow! This is gonna be a super lomowalk!

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  49. xyron

    xyron

    Mahusay Idol! \m/

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  50. grazie

    grazie

    @renenob @ superkulisap @boredbone @icuresick @boobert super lomowalk daw!!! sinong taya sa merienda? si @b0rn2b1ush?

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  51. stouf

    stouf

    @grazie You're great ! : )

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  52. stitch

    stitch

    cool, congrats @grazie ;) lomowalk na!

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  53. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    wootwoot! ikaw na ang lomoguru @grazie :)

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  54. pomps

    pomps

    @grazie you are a true lomoguru!

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  55. grazie

    grazie

    thanks so very much dear friends @pomps @antibiotyx @stitch and @stouf :)

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  56. feelux

    feelux

    @grazie Congraaats! "Shoot to be happy. Don't shoot to please." - This'll leave a mark, thanks! Lomowalk na! @boobert @renenob @icuresick @superkulisap

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  57. boobert

    boobert

    @feelux super late lang ang role! @grazie @icuresick @renenob @superkulisap

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  58. grazie

    grazie

    Maraming salamat @feelux !!! and to you too again @boobert :D

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  59. jean_louis_pujol

    jean_louis_pujol

    @grazie congratulations! This is a Great article. I am very proud for being one of your friends!

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  60. grazie

    grazie

    @jean_louis_pujol thank you so much! And thanks for being such an inspiration!!!

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  61. af-capture

    af-capture

    Very nice!!!!!

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  62. noe_arteaga

    noe_arteaga

    P-O-PU-L-A-R

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