Hi, I'm Rachel! I moved to Chicago last year after spending a few years traveling in the Middle East and Central America. I love old movies, film cameras, and thrift stores. I also love going on photowalks. I try to go out on photowalks once a week to keep my creative juices flowing and to explore this awesome city.
It’s hard for me to pick out a favorite camera. I love them all in their own ways, but I go through periods where I use one more often than the others. Right now, I’ve been taking out my Lubitel 166 Universal a lot. It feels good to shoot with a manual camera and really slow down when I want to take a picture. I also get lots of compliments on my cool camera when I bring out out with me! As for film, Ektachrome will always be my favorite.
I’m so excited to be working at the Lomography Gallery store in Chicago! My love for analog photography started with me buying a Lomography camera 5 years ago, so it’s very special for me to be working here. I can’t wait to meet more film shooters and to be a part of the analog photography community here in Chicago!
Lomography Gallery Store Chicago
1422 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday 11am – 9pm