My Friend Iaki

2010-08-21 8

Guess who? She’s from Chile. She loves the Beatles. And she’s a Colorsplash Camera enthusiast by heart. Check out panelomo’s interview with Jacquie aka Iaki and her interestinglife in Chile!

What’s up, iaki?

Hello, my name is Jacquie, 27 years old, but my spirit is 15, I’m from Viña del Mar, Chile. I’ve been shooting lomo for four years now. I’m an engineer in real life, but my passion is photography. I’m a lover of the film and its strong colors. I love music, lomos, negatives, x-pro, ocean, traveling, my friends, my doggies’ friends and I like shooting everyday.

There’s always an interesting story to every Lomographer – what would be your Lomo story?

In February 2010, I had the LC-A for the Race. Well, in Santiago (Chile), I met a famous Chilean model, her mane is Kenita Larrain. I asked if I could take a picture. She was very surprised when she saw my camera, I stuck a Chilean flag on the LC-A and I had to tell her the history of the project – of The Great LC-A Race. The people looked at me, it was strange that she talks to a stranger for so long. I was with my boss. He was amazed looking at the model with ñamñam face.

What is the reason behind your Lomo name?

My real name is Jacqueline, all my friends call me Jacquie. Well…in Spanish iaki sounds like Jacquie, but shorter. That’s all…a little boring huh? haha.

Why analog? Why not digital?

I think analogue is more romantic. There is a little mystery in every film. I love how the film smells. I love to wait for the developing process, though I don’t know if the photos will be like what I want.
Digital is very simple, you always get what you want. With photoshop, you can change every photo anytime. There is no second chance with film. I love its uncertainty.

Can you tell about your best lomo shot. What, where, and why this photo?

This is a little hard. But there are two favorites.

I waited for a specific moment for this shot. This was in a fair in Viña del Mar, Chile. I love the grain, the colors. This photo was also shown in an exposition in Chile.
Here’s another one. I really loved the sky and the colors of this photo. This was in Vina del Mar too.

If you were a Lomo camera, what would you be and why?

I love to be a Colorsplash Camera, because she’s very funny. She is the best party couple, and always looks good fashionably. People admire her everywhere I go.

What is your Lomo style?

I always have my LC-A+ in my bag. Day or night, even in the urban or with my friends. I shoot everything everywhere. I love x-pro. I love the strong colors. And I push all the film for the perfect grain and contrast. This is my style.

The Lomography staff is reading this interview right now, and I’m sure they’ll be very interested in your suggestions – what else do you want to see in the “revamped” Lomography website? Your own lomowall in your lomohome, perhaps? Monthly free piggies? Anything! Remember… they are reading this right now.

I dream of a Latin American Lomography site. In Chile, Peru, Argentina and Mexico, there are a lot of lomoguys, and we don’t have a site.

There’s a Lomo Legend that an unfound Lomo Genie Bottle is lying around the world somewhere out there. If you find this, you only get to choose three Lomo wishes – a Lomo camera that you currently do not own, any film of your choice, and your dream location. What camera? What film? And where in the world would you spend these Lomo wishes?.

Wow! Definitely I want the Horizon perfekt! I dream with her! I love the Agfa CT Precisa, I would love to have a thousand of them! And my lomolocation would definitely be Europe, in England specifically. Since I was a little girl I’ve been dreaming to go to England. I’m a Beatles fan, so I have to be there someday.

Hold on, there’s a fourth wish – who among our fellow Lomographers would you like to collaborate with for this “wish project”, and why?

This is very simple – Adam Scott. I love his work. Since I saw him in the Holga Book, it’s always a pleasure to look at his shots. He´s my Lomo idol.

Just for kicks – - Does your Mom know that you like smelling films and that you’re into Lomography?

Hahaha, yes, my mom knows when I win piggies, She’s a fan of me. I love her! But I think She doesn’t know I love smelling films, and I hope she never knows about it. hahaha!

If you want to see more of Jacquie’s work, you cal also visit her at

written by panelomo on 2010-08-21 #interview #lifestyle #panelomo #my-friend #iaki


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great interview, great work Iaki! :))

  2. coca
    coca ·

    like vicuna says, great interview and great choice Panelomo, beautiful pictures Iaki, hope LSI listen about the latin american site ;)
    buenisima la entrevista, lindas fotos...encuentro genial lo de la Kenita jajaja, Jacquie farandulera

  3. iaki
    iaki ·

    thanks to Panelomo!!

  4. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    nice!!! really nice interview :D.

  5. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    gerat one, love the gallery !

  6. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    wow...i love the fisheye underwater picture! :D everyone look like a fish :D

  7. kakikamera
    kakikamera ·

    keep it up. :)

  8. iaki
    iaki ·

    thanks guys!!!!

More Interesting Articles

  • Newcomer of the Week: skyler_burkhart

    written by Lomography on 2015-12-20
    Newcomer of the Week: skyler_burkhart

    At first, Skyler only visited the Lomography website to take a look at sample photographs taken with different point-and-shoot cameras. Seeing the immense focus given by the community to film photography and experimentation, two things she absolutely loves, she immediately signed up and started her own LomoHome. In this interview, she talks about her go-to camera, the difference between digital and film photography and more.

    2015-12-20 1
  • Marta Bevacqua - Lomo Amigo Petzval 58

    written by Lomography on 2016-01-27 #people
    Marta Bevacqua - Lomo Amigo Petzval 58

    Our new LomoAmigo Marta Bevacqua recently experimented with the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She spoke about her experience with us and shared some Petzval tips as well - check out her interesting interview here!

    2016-01-27 1
  • Lomo'Instant Wide Amigo Alfredo Buonanno

    written by mpflawer on 2016-01-18 #people
    Lomo'Instant Wide Amigo Alfredo Buonanno

    Alfredo Buonanno is a photographer who loves everything retro. When his friend Sergio showed him the Lomo'Instant Wide Central Park, Alfredo fell in love with the instant camera, instantly-- and it was the beginning of a beautiful new story. He recently took lovely, retro-style pictures with the Lomo'Instant Wide with the model Viktoriya Tori as his muse.

    2016-01-18 3
  • Shop News

    Lomo'Instant Reykjavik Edition

    Lomo'Instant Reykjavik Edition

    Inspired by the Icelandic midnight sky, get endless creativity, take multiple exposed instant snapshots, experiment with long exposure and light painting shots!

  • LomoAmigo: Selver Yildirim

    written by Lomography on 2016-01-12 #people
    LomoAmigo: Selver Yildirim

    Selver Yildirim is Art and Design student from Istanbul, Turkey. She also designs for the brand which she co- founded with her friends. In her designs and paintings, she incorporates a breezy take on daily life and reveals a personal yet unique approach to her work. She used the same aesthetic when she he designed a La Sardina DIY camera with whimsical illustrations and colors.

  • LomoAmigo: Courtney Barnett

    written by Lomography on 2015-10-14 #people
    LomoAmigo: Courtney Barnett

    Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett sings about the frustrations, disappointments and the mundane aspects of life in her own animated and sometimes Dylan-esque style. Her debut album "Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit" was released this year and has been getting positive reviews. We tweeted about her new album and she responded to say that she loved Lomography. It was the perfect opportunity for a shoot and an interview.

    2015-10-14 5
  • Human Desires through the Lens: An Interview with Nathalie Daoust (NSFW)

    written by Teresa Sutter on 2016-02-15 #people
    Human Desires through the Lens: An Interview with Nathalie Daoust (NSFW)

    Artist Nathalie Daoust dives into unknown realms to explore questions around escapism. For her project “Tokyo Hotel Story” she was granted exclusive access to the Alpha-In, one of Tokyo’s biggest love hotels and spent several months photographing the dominatrixes who work there. In the following interview, she talks to Lomography about sexuality across cultures and the importance of darkroom experiments in her creative process.

  • Shop News

    LC-A+ & LC-W Accessories

    LC-A+ & LC-W Accessories

    Combine your LC-A+ or LC-W Camera with great, fun Accessories and get 15% Discount on all Lomography Accessories when bought together with the Camera!

  • Lomo'Instant Wide First Impressions: Katphip

    written by Lomography on 2015-10-26 #gear
    Lomo'Instant Wide First Impressions: Katphip

    Katherine Phipps is a passionate Photography Major who obviously had a grand time with the new Lomo'Instant Wide. She talks about her instant wide experience and shares some of her favorite shots in this short feature.

  • Embroidered Pictures by Diane Meyer

    written by chvo on 2015-10-17 #people
    Embroidered Pictures by Diane Meyer

    Editing pictures with image manipulation software or a mobile app is not unheard of. An alienation of photos by needle and thread, on the other hand, is an intricate process. Los Angeles-based artist and photographer Diane Meyer has gained instant fame for her embroidered analog photos. In this interview, she talks about adding a new dimension to pictures as well as her source of inspiration and other projects.

    2015-10-17 3
  • Experiments and Extremes: An Interview with Eleanor Hardwick

    written by Teresa Sutter on 2016-03-11 #people
    Experiments and Extremes: An Interview with Eleanor Hardwick

    Eleanor Hardwick is a multidisciplinary artist from Oxford who, despite her young age, already has 10 years of experience in photography. In this interview, she tells Lomography about the themes that inspire her art, be it music, illustration, writing, or photography.

    2016-03-11 1
  • Shop News

    Great discounts abound with the Great Fisheye Sale!

    Great discounts abound with the Great Fisheye Sale!

    See the world in a whole new way with our Lomography Fisheye cameras! Selected editions now on sale at 20% off! Fisheye cases at 50% off! Order within the month and get a free Fisheye keychain with every camera, and a free Circle Cutter when you buy a Fisheye case with your camera!

  • Petzval 58 Amigo: Stacey Lin

    written by Azin Teimoori on 2016-03-27 #people
    Petzval 58 Amigo: Stacey Lin

    From photos of her fluffy and adorable dog, to everyday moments with friends and family—we're loving the gentle and serene feel of Stacey Lin's albums. She sat down to speak with us about how the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens fits into her photographic practice.

    2016-03-27 2
  • The Enduring Beauty of Diners

    written by Lorraine Healy on 2015-12-12 #places
    The Enduring Beauty of Diners

    An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from In this article, Healy shares her love for vintage American diners and her many years photographing them.

    2015-12-12 15
  • Gelagoo and her Weapon of Choice: Yashica A

    written by lomography on 2015-10-17 #gear
    Gelagoo and her Weapon of Choice: Yashica A

    For Angela, anyone who wants to take a plunge into medium format photography should consider starting with a Yashica A. In this interview, she expounds more on what she loves about this TLR and why its the perfect gear for beginners.

    2015-10-17 4