Say hello to Alexandra Ion, a Romania-born Austrian girl who spent one summer as an intern in the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna!
REAL NAME Alexandra Ion
SCHOOL University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, Mediatechnology and -design
How long have you been a Lomographer (or are you new to this whole thing)?
Alexandra Ion: Yes, I have to admit that I’ve been a Lomographer for about 2 months. Oh yeah… I’m a Lomographer… sounds great!
Describe the Lomo LC-A+ in five words
AI: It’s a small, handy, easy to use, automatic, little lucky bag.
The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had?
AI: It was the first time that we went karaoke singing after the “house warming” party at the office. We went to this little sniffy karaoke bar just a few blocks away from the office. I sang “Foolish Games” from Jewel with Markus, but he didn’t even knew who Jewel was, so you can imagine how well he knew the lyrics. So he just screamed the word into that mic and I couldn’t sing a word anymore. I thought I would pee myself. It was just too funny.
- Down on my knees – Ayo
- Heartbeat – Nneka
- The Park – Feist
You recently interned for Lomography’s Vienna office. Tell us a bit about the experience.
AI: It was cool designing things, fun going out, damn great singing karaoke, very nice meeting cool new people.
If you could be anywhere, doing anything, right now, where would it be and what would you do?
AI: Singing in a Jazz Bar in New York :)
We hear through the grapevine that you love to sing karaoke. what’s your favorite karaoke song to sing, and what is it about singing that lights you up?
AI: Yes, I love singing. My favourite songs to sing are many from Alicia Keys like “You don’t know my name” or “How come you don’t call me”. And I have a secret passion for 70ies and 80ies Divas like Thelma Houston, Gloria Gaynor and Aretha Franklin. When I sing it’s like breaking into another world, really feeling the words that you sing. It’s like there’s nobody there anymore and I can just dive into that words.
The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph?
AI: I think it’s someone I don’t know yet. So let’s see.
Your advice to future Lomo LC-A+ shooters.
AI: Just enjoy it, it will be great.