Newcomer of the Week: Martagra

2013-05-19 2

In this world of ours, love isn’t easy to find. But when you do, it’s something you keep and pull inspiration from.

And inspiration is always good. It makes you create beautiful things that will eventually make you a better person. That’s why this week’s newcomer sure is a lucky one for getting inspiration from the love of her life! Love and Lomography? Just perfect! With this, please welcome this week’s newcomer, martagra!

Credits: martagra

Name: Marta Graullera
Lomography Home: http://www.lomography.com/homes/martagra
Location: Madrid, Spain
Current film cameras: Diana Mini, Diana F+, Fisheye No.2, Sprocket Rocket, Spinner 360, Canon AV-1 and Yashica Clearlook AF

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

I have always loved photography, but I hadn’t ever heard about this Community until one friend of mine from the university, who is a photography lover too, showed me his Diana Toro with a Fisheye lens and told me about Lomography.

Any inspirations when it comes to taking film photographs?

Definitely, my boyfriend inspires me. I usually take photos of him. Portrait photography is the kind of photography which I like the most, and he’s always with me so he’s my favourite subject to shoot.

Credits: martagra

Any song or movie you live by? Please share.

I love Queen, Nirvana, Metallica, ACDC, Aerosmith, Arctic Monkeys… Maybe I’m and “old school” girl. My favourite song at the moment is “Mardy Bum” from the Arctic Monkeys, and I’m a great fan of Bruce Willis and the “Die Hard” movies.

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

I always try to carry at least one of my analogue cameras with me, but I suppose that the rule which I apply the most is Rule #10: “Don’t worry about any rules.”

In this digital age, why still film?

Because of the long exposures, the bright colours, the film swaps… It’s a creative, funny, and different way to experiment with light and photography. It has no limits!

Credits: martagra

What are you looking forward to in our Community?

Sharing my photos, my passion for analogue photography, and making some Lomo friends! :)

Your favorite analogue camera as of the moment? Why?

I haven’t shared any album shot with it, but I think my favourite one is my Canon AV-1. It was my father’s, and I have three great lenses for it. All my childhood photos are taken with that camera, and they’re just wonderful. The second one is my Diana Mini: simple, small, cool, I love it!

From her favourite Lomography camera, the Diana Mini.

What is the Lomographic camera you’d want to have someday?

I’d want to have a Lubitel 166, an LC-A, and a Polaroid. I think those three cameras look very cool. The medium format photos taken with the Lubitel are amazing, and you have a lot of possibilities shooting with it — you can do whatever you want. The LC-A is the kind of camera that I’d carry with me everywhere, I’ve seen photos taken with this camera that have left me breathless. And I need a Polaroid because I want to feel the magic of instant photography.

Your favorite section or page in our Lomography site?

The Magazine. I read on a daily basis all the sections of [it.] I think it’s very interesting and one of the best ways to share our love for film.

Share your current favorite Lomograph, could be yours or a friend’s. Why?

My favourite Lomograph is my most popular Lomograph, too. I shot it with my boyfriend at the top of, in my opinion, the best view building in Madrid, with my Diana Mini. It’s a double exposured photo and it’s just lovely, looks very romantic <3

Credits: martagra

Are you new in this Community? Wanna say hello? Then drop me a line at mayee.gonzales@lomography.com and you might just be our next Newcomer of the Week!

written by mayeemayee on 2013-05-19 #videos #community #lifestyle #newcomer-of-the-week #martagra #spain

2 Comments

  1. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Welcome to the Community and thank you for this interview, @martagra! :)

  2. martagra
    martagra ·

    Thank you @mayeemayee :)

More Interesting Articles

  • Newcomer of the Week: klemidesigns

    written by lomography on 2016-01-17 #news #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: klemidesigns

    It's no secret that the community is a treasure trove of film photography tips and techniques. And this artistic atmosphere is what exactly piqued Kellie Leming's interest. In this interview, our newcomer of the week from Nashville, Tennesse opens up about how the music community in her hometown inspires her to be positive and creative and what shooting on film means to her.

    2016-01-17 4
  • Newcomer of the Week: analogvision

    written by lomography on 2015-11-29 #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: analogvision

    "Love your camera" is Marika's first rule when it comes to shooting film. Her passion for collecting gear stemmed from a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of testing a variety of film cameras for her friend's shop. Let's all welcome our newcomer of the week from Prague, Czech Republic, analogvision!

    2015-11-29 6
  • Newcomer of the Week: gweilolife

    written by lomography on 2016-05-08
    Newcomer of the Week: gweilolife

    Hong Kong-based Lomographer Gweilo uses photography to document the changes in the city and its people. This relentless passion, backed by stunning street shots, sealed his place as our Newcomer of the Week.

    2016-05-08 2
  • Shop News

    New Item: iBlazr 2

    New Item: iBlazr 2

    Light up all your shots with this light-weight, versatile and wireless LED flash! Works best with any iOS and android platforms.

  • Newcomer of the Week: momenthung

    written by lomography on 2015-10-18 #news
    Newcomer of the Week: momenthung

    Moment Hung is a copywriter from Hong Kong who loves attending gigs and meeting new people. In this interview, our newcomer of the week expands more about his passion for live music and of course photography!

    2015-10-18 2
  • Newcomer of the Week: alexvoyer

    written by lomography on 2016-05-22
    Newcomer of the Week: alexvoyer

    Alex Voyer's LomoHome is his ode to two things that he loves the most: water and photography. Get to know our featured community newcomer from Paris, France in this brief interview.

    2016-05-22 4
  • Newcomer of the Week: Kana Fujisaki (gara0802)

    written by lomography on 2016-04-24
    Newcomer of the Week: Kana Fujisaki (gara0802)

    We're always on the lookout for inspiring content from our community newcomers. This week, Kana Fujisaki grabbed our attention with her evocative photo series featuring young lovers by the sea. In this quick chat, our featured Lomographer from Japan opens up about her humble beginnings and the inspirations behind her intimate imagery.

    2016-04-24 5
  • Shop News

    Say Aloha to the Lomo'Instant Honolulu!

    Say Aloha to the Lomo'Instant Honolulu!

    Ride the wave of infinite creative possibility with the Lomo'Instant Honolulu! Sway with the palm trees, dig your toes in the sand, and start snapping amazing instant photos!

  • Trending Newcomers of January 2016

    written by lomography on 2016-01-29 #news
    Trending Newcomers of January 2016

    Every month, our community continues to attract legions of kindred souls from all over the world. Let's welcome yet another batch of newcomers who impressed everyone with their dashing personalities and stunning photographs.

    2016-01-29 9
  • Newcomer of the Week: witsawarut

    written by icequeenubia on 2015-12-27
    Newcomer of the Week: witsawarut

    This week's featured newcomer takes us on adventure around the colorful streets of Bangkok, Thailand. An architect by profession, he is passionate about arts and photography. Let's all give a loud round of applause to witsawarut, our Newcomer of the Week!

    2015-12-27 3
  • Newcomer of the Week: kobachi

    written by Lomography on 2016-08-14
    Newcomer of the Week: kobachi

    Influenced by hard core music, Tokyo-based lomographer Kobachi abides by no rules when it comes to photography. His soft-colored, often grainy images reflect the serenity of silent, intimate moments amid the bustling city. Get to know our featured community newcomer in this brief interview.

    2016-08-14 2
  • Shop News

    The New Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens now available for pre-order in Shop!

    The New Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens now available for pre-order in Shop!

    We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!

  • Trending Newcomers of November 2015

    written by lomography on 2015-12-05 #news
    Trending Newcomers of November 2015

    Every month, our analog-loving community continues to attract legions of kindred souls from across the globe! Let's all welcome yet another batch of talented newcomers who joined us last November.

    2015-12-05 3
  • Newcomer of the Week: yurlo

    written by lomography on 2016-03-06
    Newcomer of the Week: yurlo

    Technology has grown by leaps and bounds but Yuri Teplov still prefers to use film for its incomparable charm. Let's get to know our featured newcomer from Tomsk, Russian Federation.

    2016-03-06 4
  • Newcomer of the Week: emilybeaver

    written by lomography on 2015-10-25 #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: emilybeaver

    Emily Beaver got the community hooked on her compelling black and white portraits of musicians. Despite the absence of colors, her images are enliven by the intense emotions of her subjects. In this interview, our newcomer of the week opens up about her passion for photography, shooting exclusively with an LC-A, and more.

    2015-10-25 2