One of my favorite anniversaries is the anniversary of me and my BFF’s friendship.
On March 30, 2007 I met Kristen. I had moved to Phoenix a couple months earlier and didn’t have any friends yet, but Kristen and I were both getting married soon, and both wanted someone to work out with.
We bonded over our love of kids, rum and cokes, and running out to get spur of the moment tattoos together (some of which are much better than others thanks to the aforementioned rum and cokes). Eventually we both got into photography, both started shooting professionally, then fell in love with analog photography, especially instant cameras.
Every year, around the time of our friend-versary, we plan a grand and epic adventure. It involves getting on the lightrail in downtown Phoenix, rolling dice to determine where we go, then complete predetermined tasks where ever the dice tells us to get off — like asking the first person we see wearing a hat where the nearest park is then going there to climb trees and play; walking four blocks east from where ever we happen to be and taking pictures of the coolest architecture we find; and lots of trusting bartenders to bring us whatever fabulous drinks they think we would enjoy.
Hello America is an outdoor photographic storytelling platform co-created by Kristen Blanton and Matt Jozwiak. Here, Kristen describes the most recent leg of their journey while shooting with the Lomo'Instant Wide, as they traveled across the west one last time.
Lomography NYC caught up with one of our favorite pairs of photographers, Kristen and Matt of the interdisciplinary visual storytelling platform Hello America to ask them about some absolutely stunning photographs shot on their recent adventure to Thailand. Talk about inspiring some wanderlust!
Vicuna is one of my best friends and wherever the wind takes him I will catch a paraglide to meet him. I did so, when he chased turtles in Polynesia and now, when he is digesting cheese in Switzerland. My prerogative was to hit a mountain on my birthday and so we did.
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In this second installment, it seems common for photographers as well to spend their downtime with friends, family and loved ones as well. Here are some photographers sharing their favorite winter holiday memories.
What are photographs if loved ones become strangers in them, if photographs become incomplete relics of memory? New York-based photographer Jordanna Kalman revisits and undoes the photographs she took, stripping each memory away from the print.
Lorraine Healy is an Argentinean writer and photographer. A long-time fan of plastic cameras, she is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. Here, Healy shares one of her favorite places to photograph in her native Buenos Aires.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. Here, Healy shares one of her favorite places to photograph in her native Buenos Aires and environs.
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Memory is a funny thing: it is what is left out of an experience, and yet unreliable to be accurate. Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka has found a way to manipulate memories by fragmenting them from vintage images and assembling them into new ones.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares one of her favorite places to photograph in her native Buenos Aires.
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