I’ve lived in this neighborhood for almost a year now and I still find so many wonderful new details every time I go for a walk with my camera.
Home is where we return to everyday. We walk the same streets, turn the same curves, hear the same traffic every single day. We believe we know all the details of the place we live in. We might even believe that there is nothing interesting in the details to know, really. It’s the same things day after day; rinse and repeat.
I used to think that repetition is boring until I picked up film photography.
Your eyes start to open and so does your heart. Somewhere as monotonous as your neighborhood can become a playground of discovery. Your neighbor’s favorite flowers or the time of day the old lady likes to come out and sit on her dusty, rattan chair. The shadows on your neighbor’s windows as the sun sets or the number of stray cats that live in the small alleyways. There are so many things to discover if you walk a little slower with your camera in hand.
I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
Mitchell Wojcik is based in Brooklyn, New York. He likes "Ghostbusters, and to make whatever comes to mind and document my life as I go." He used to put a lot of thought into things, but now prefers to have fun and not think about it at all. Hmm, sounds like a perfect match for the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass!
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Community newcomer Lena may have taken a break from shooting film but the "Don't Think, Just Shoot" mindset of Lomography stays on her shooting style. In this interview, she shares how she found her way back to the analogue grind and a selection of her dreamy double exposure photographs.