Typically, for someone who had just opened a newly-bought analogue gear, one would be overtly thrilled with excitement as he or she would have their index finger relentlessly clicking the shutter button the whole day. Our newcomer this week, on the other hand, just knows what he wants to shoot and they are quite saucy, mind you!
Name: Johnathan C. McKenzie
Location: Manassas, VA and Old Lyme, CT
Current film cameras: Holga 120N, Yashica Mat
How did you find out about the Community and who/what convinced you to join?
I found out about Lomography when I ran across the store the day before I left Korea. I loved the look of
film photography, and toy camera’s specifically so I bought a Holga.
Is there anyone in the Lomographic Society you look up to? If yes, who is him/her and why?
I look up to all of the photographers I’ve run across that shoot what inspires them and don’t conform to the
conventional rules of photography.
As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?
I like to approach the subject as close as possible. I love to zoom with my feet!
In this digital age, why still film?
Contrary to the lomography rule ;-) I like to take my time. Digital photography enables you to shoot a lot
without regard to what you’re shooting and it’s emotionally disconnected at times. Film takes effort, beyond just holding down a button. You have to do everything manually. It’s awesome. I wish I could listen to records while walking around and shooting!
Share your current favorite Lomograph (could be yours or a friend’s) and explain why it is your favorite.
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!