Newcomer of the Week: valenia

Having a kind of fascination with what quirks and little excitements film photography has, she find herself thrilled each time a roll of film gives her much colors than she anticipated!

Credits: valenia

Name: Valeni Platakou
Location: Athens, Greece
Camera Shelf: Diana F+ (using the Lomography Color Negative 400, 800, XPRO and B&W)

How did you find out about the Community and who/what convinced you to join?

I found it by myself because I was very interested in Lomographic Cameras and especially Diana F+.

Is there anyone in the Lomographic Society you look up to? If yes, who is him/her and why?


As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?

Don’t think…. Just shoot!

In this digital age, why still film?

For the excitement and the curiosity of what you have shot. Moreover the results are sooo vintage and you can shoot in many different ways depending on the films that you are using. You have the opportunity for multi-exposure images and the results will really surprise you!

Share your current favorite Lomograph (could be yours or a friend’s) and explain why it is your favorite.

My favorite Lomograph is this. Even though I was very excited with the B&W film, I will share one of my first Lomographs which I shot with the XPRO film. When I first saw it, I was very thrilled with the colors and the contrast. I believe that I can feel the movement of the old man and the atmosphere of this old neighborhood in Athens.

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!

written by fookshit on 2012-01-04 #lifestyle #interview #community #feature #q-a #newcomer-of-the-week

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