Lomo LC-A lover Jacqueline Badeaux is not afraid to break the rules. In fact, her photography revolves around deliberately committing what perfectionists might think of as mistakes—blurs for ghostly motions, odd colors for an ethereal effect. Through her eyes, what seems ordinary gets transformed into a hauntingly beautiful daydream.
Name: Jacqueline Badeaux
Location: Austin, United States
Please tell us something about yourself and what you do.
I'm in love with the way photographs can make everyday life seem very mysterious. I live in Texas and travel when I can. I work at a school. I am obsessed with old movies especially shot on film. I started with darkroom printing, and look forward to having the space again. I will be dragging around those enlargers until then.
How did you find the Community and who/what convinced you to join?
I have been shooting with a Lomo LC-A for a long time, just never got around to joining here.
As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?
Don't worry about any rules. I love to do things wrong, or unlike others. I am the most happy when I get unpredictable results. Mistakes feel like magic.
In this digital age, why still film?
I like to paint negatives, develop too long, film soup, pinhole cameras, building cameras, using a splitzer. It all keeps you in moment. Being in front of a computer and editing to achieve those looks later seems boring to me.
Your favorite analog camera as of the moment? Why?
I'm pretty sure it will always be the Lomo LC-A. I have the underwater housing for it, I love using the splitzer, and double exposure. It's easier for me to carry all the time. But I also love my Nikon F3.
What is the Lomography camera you’d want to have someday?
Any song, book, or movie you live by?
Andrei Tarkovsky is my favorite director. Everything he has made inspires different parts of my life really.
Share your current favorite Lomograph, could be yours or a friend’s. Why?
This is a difficult question. I'm proud of this photo in a way because it is textural but still legible, has the colors I like, and it's an in-camera exposure that creates its own little world. (splitzer!) It inspires me to push further into new worlds.
What are you looking forward to in our Community?
I love to read the tipsters here, and would love to get around to posting my own!
Welcome to the Lomography Community, @jacquelinebadeaux! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.