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An Introduction: Jamie Noguchi's The Quiet Things No One Ever Asks Series

Those questions that lurk around in your mind. Those questions that you know everyone else is wondering, but are too polite to ask. Lomographer dearjme seeks to address these questions with her upcoming regular series, "The Quiet Things No One Ever Asks," a hard-hitting, "rhetoric meets photography" series that will study issues, themes, and concepts within our Lomographic community.

Photo by dearjme

Name: Jamie Noguchi
Location: The beautiful Oahu, Hawaii
LomoHome: dearjme
Series/Section: The Quiet Things No One Ever Asks on Analogue Lifestyle

“If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us.”

That’s me!

Hello all! I’m a college student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, studying English and Biology. One of my favorite English classes has been about rhetoric and analysis, so I thought it would be perfect to tie in some of the rhetorical studies I learned into things regarding Lomography.

Lomography has always been a favorite pasttime of mine, albeit an expensive one. Shooting street scenes and portraits are probably my favorite, but it’s always difficult in Hawaii to find willing models. The general culture here is to be modest, and blend in with the crowd. Hey! That’s another great idea for me to explore…

My regular monthly series will be entitled “The Quiet Things No Ove Ever Knows,” which is named after one of my favorite Brand New songs. Any other fans out there? It’ll focus primarily upon rhetoric within the Lomographic community, talking about the WHY factor, and the topics that seem to be natural (see my planned examples below) but really have certain, manifesting reasons for existing the way they are.

If you’re not familiar with rhetoric, don’t worry — I won’t be bombarding you all with complex theories, but I will be tying in some philosophical ideas that can be easily explained in each article. I truly believe that it’s important to think outside of the box and not take everything for granted, but really think about things for what they really are. (Woah, getting philosophical already, sorry guys.)

I may need to ask for some of your help though — since my articles will be analyzing the entire Lomography community, I may be messaging some of you for your thoughts and opinions about some topics! Leave a comment below if you’re willing to be messaged for some help. Please and thank you!

Photo by dearjme

Here are some of my topics that I plan on writing about over the next few months! Let me know what you think!

1. Why are there more women in photos on Lomography than men? (Is there a sense of subtle gender exploitation?)
2. How does one get more likes and followers? (Without seeming desperate on the shoutbox)
3. What REALLY is so great about film? (And believe me, I am a true lover of film, but not many of my lomography friends really can explain why film is so addictive.)
4. What is the future of film in today’s ever growing digital age?? (Discussing the possible future of no film…)
5. Why do people see Lomographers as elitist….and are they right? (An example in pop culture, a YouTube video called “stuff photographers say,” a clip quotes: “I ONLY use film….hmph”)

My aim is to provoke thoughts, and start smart conversation and calm debate. Lomo on!

Thoughts and photos are from the wild cage that is Jamie Noguchi’s mind. Living and loving life in Honolulu, Hawaii. Loves tea, tea, tea, and coffee, and good conversation. Let’s shoot!

The international Magazine team of Lomography is currently looking for dedicated writers who are interested in contributing articles (to any section) on a regular basis. Eager and interested? Read this call-out article and we’ll be waiting for your emails!

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