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Katy Paris from California Girls

Such a name makes you expect incredible stories happening on Venice Beach, or red swimsuits on a beach called Malibu... Instead of that, Katy Paris from California Girls brought us sunshine from Barcelona and from the south west of France, thanks to the cameras she took with her on this trip... Looks like it worked fine. Weather's been really nice here in Paris these last days.

Photo by katyparis

Full name Katy Paris
City Paris
Country France
Website katyfromparis.tumblr.com and californiagirls.fr

Tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m a soon-to-be mom and a photo lover.

How did you get into photography ?
I’ve always had (or very often) had a disposable camera in my bag since college, then I got my first compact digital camera, and then, a digital SLR camera.

How long have you been a lomographer or are you new to this whole thing?
I think I started somewhere around 2007.

The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
People always look at me strangely and always think that my cameras are toys. In addition to all my cameras, I also have a colorful Holga, and the Diana Mini ‘Love is in the air’ special edition. They’re both very cute and…very bright !

Photo by katyparis

If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please).
• Yo la tengo – Today is the day
• Goldfrapp – Caravan Gir
• AC/DC – It’s a long way to the top (if you wanna rock’n roll).

If you could take your camera and a sack of film anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
I’d go to Hawaï for a Pipe master, and for the landscapes, for the crazy colors…

The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph.
Kassia Meador, a surfer that I LOVE, Angus Young (AC/DC) and my grand mother.

Tell us a bit about this series of pictures
This is a small part of my holidays in the pays Basque (Barcelona, Gernika and the southwest region of France).

Photo by katyparis
Photo by katyparis

What are your current projects ?
I am expecting a little baby girl, she should be here with us in about two months ! I can’t wait to take pictures of her !

Photo by katyparis

Your advice to all lomographers ?
Try and experiment as much as you can, with as many accessories as you can ! Lenses, filters, films… It’s so cool to discover all the results when you get your pictures back fom the lab !

Photo by katyparis
Photo by katyparis

written by fredericdith and translated by fredericdith

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