Welcome to the latest edition of the Lomo “LC-A+” Amigos! This time around we check on in one of our Lomo intern amigas, Diana Bowers!
This month we have 4 new Lomo Amigos, all of which we have had the great pleasure to work with as Interns in the Vienna and New York offices. These incredible young people have been building the Lomowalls, archiving photos, and even designing newsletters. They all did such an incredible job for us that we couldn’t let them get away without making them our Amigos for life. We’re happy to introduce you to these shining stars, all with bright futures in anything they do.
The first Lomo “Intern” Amiga is Diana Bowers. Diana is a spunky San Francisco native who moved to Brooklyn when she was seven, moved to Hong Kong at eleven, then to New York for high school. After graduating, she spent some time interning at the Lomography New York office. She is sadly now back on the West Coast for college, where she’s majoring in Art History with a minor in German. She is writing her art history honors thesis on James Whistler.
Check out the interview with Diana Bowers, and enjoy the colorful gallery she shot with her new friend, the LC-A+
REAL NAME Diana Bowers
CITY Brooklyn NY
SCHOOL Stanford University, CA
How long have you been a Lomographer (or are you new to this whole thing?)
DB: I’ve been Lomographing for a couple years now. I’ve still got a lot to learn and try…
Describe the LC-A+ in five words.
DB: Handy, snug, effective, absolutely ace!
The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
DB: I brought my Lomography Supersampler and Lomography Oktomat on rugby tour to Spain in summer 2007. My teammates loved them and had a great time dreaming up fun things for me to shoot we did a lineout (a rugby move that involves lifting one girl into the air to catch the ball) on top of the Alhambra palace in Granada! On that same trip, I took my Supersampler to shoot local skateboarders in front of Barcelona’s contemporary art museum. The resulting Supersampler shot of a skateboarder in motion remains one of my favorite shots to date.
If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please)
- The Love You Save – Jackson 5
- Kids – MGMT
- Ante Up – M.O.P.
You recently interned for Lomography’s New York office. Tell us a bit about the experience.
DB: The best part about working for Lomography is the people…really! I loved coming in to a group of creative, artistic, and funny people every day :).
If you could be anywhere, doing anything, right now, where would it be and what would you do?
DB: This is a particularly interesting question considering I’m graduating next spring and have no idea what I’m doing with my life! If I could really do anything, I’d want to live in a warehouse in a chill city and run it as an art space/vintage clothing store by day and an awesome party venue at night. But crackpot ideas like that take more money than they make, so I doubt it’ll happen!
It looks like you had a fun summer of running around beaches with your friends. Tell us what you did on your summer vacation?
DB: Mostly I took advantage of being at home in NYC – great art, music, food, and friends! I also spent a few weekends with the family at Long Beach Island on the Jersey shore, where I’ve been going since I was 6 years old. One weekend I went to Portland, OR for the first time and had a lot of fun – it’s a really cool city. Also I (finally) got my driver’s license!
The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph?
DB: Either the subject of my thesis, James McNeill Whistler – a late 19th century dandy of the best sort – or Edward Gorey, because his habitual pink chucks and full-length fur coat would look awesome on cross-processed color film!
What advice can you give to future Lomography interns?
DB: Bake cookies! hahaha
Your advice to future LC-A+ shooters.
DB: Use the multiple exposure feature! It’s my absolute favorite part of the LC-A+. Also get your friends in on the action—in my experience, a lomo camera is a great conversation starter and people will want to do crazy things in front of it!