Meet the TEN AND ONE Awards Judges: Tamara Skudies


An experimenter at heart, lomographer Tamara Skudies, @pearlgirl77 in the Lomography Community, is versed in various photography genre. From well-thought-of portraits to spontaneous instant snaps, she knows how to keep the viewers interested with her keen eye for details. Get to our TEN AND ONE Awards judge in this brief interview.

Hello! Welcome to the Lomography Magazine. Please introduce yourself to our readers.

Hi! My real name is Tamara but you know me under the name @pearlgirl77 here in the community. I've been here since 2011 and I love it to be a part of this community.

How did your interest with photography start?

It starts for over 25 years when i was 15 years old. I got my first SLR and took pictures from everything around me.

How would you define photography? What makes it worth pursuing?

Hard question. For me, photography is fun. I love to take and look at pictures. I love analogue and tactile processes like instant photography and home developing. Photography is something that belongs to my life and I can't imagine how I'll live without it!

What inspires you?

This is really easy. It is nature, the most beautiful and inspiring thing of the world!

What makes a good photograph?

I think for this question I don't have a good answer. There are so many different things that make photograph a good one. Sometimes, it could be very simple and just be great.

Any advice that you’d like to give aspiring photographers?

Don't go out for a walk to get likes. Only shoot for you and how you like and love it. It's nice to get likes but it's not so important. You should have fun when taking pictures. When you want to change something, try out new things or meet some other photographers. Every Lomo-meeting is very inspiring and brings lot of fun!

Meet the rest of the 2017 TEN AND ONE Awards jury.

2018-01-13 #people #ten-and-one #ten-and-one-awards-judge-2017

Thanks, Danke, Gracias


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  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Cool to have you in the jury this year @pearlgirl77 !! :)

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Very deserve to be judges 💞

  3. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @vicuna @hervinsyah thanks <3 so glad to be in and i'm really excited what's mean to be a judge ;) hope i do a good job!

  4. smolda
    smolda ·

    Congrats on the spot in the jury @pearlgirl77! :)

  5. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @pearlgirl77 Gratuliere! Wünsche ein gutes Auge- - Hast du ja eh ;o)

  6. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @smolda thanks :)

  7. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @bloomchen ;) Danke.. bin wirklich gespannt wie schwer mir das Entscheiden am Ende fällt :)

  8. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @pearlgirl77 Musst du dann mal erzählen. Würde mich auch interessieren. Die Auswahl ist ja teilweise auch riesig sodass man auch seine ersten Entscheidungen teilweise hinterfragen muss. Ich habe 6 Jahre als Job sozusagen Fachwettbewerbe - in einem völlig anderen Bereich - betreut mit bis zu 1200 Beiträgen. Das war tatsächlich nicht einfach. Aber ich bin sicher das macht viel Spaß.

  9. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @bloomchen ja denke am Anfang das erste aussortieren wird viel Arbeit aber relativ leicht fallen.. dann aber unter den schönen/guten das Beste raus zu suchen wird spannend ;) und gerne berichte ich!

  10. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @bloomchen es war simpler gehalten als gedacht.. es gab irgendwie nur eine runde und man konnte bei jedem bild für ja oder nein stimmen.. bin gespannt welche bilder die endgültigen gewinner sind

  11. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @pearlgirl77 Ich bin enttäuscht ;o)

  12. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @bloomchen lach.. ja ich dachte auch, daß es irgendwie genauer geht.. oder noch ne zweite runde kommt

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