Tracy V Moore
City: Issaquah, WA
My passions revolve around my amazingly creative wife, journaling, lomography, book making, and travel. I work out of a petty cool studio in the woods just outside of Seattle. I love to make strange books and fill them up, and you will never find me withough at least one lomo camera and one journal.
1. How long have you been a Lomographer? How did you get into it?
? I got my first LCA from my wife as an anniversary present I think in 1998. She had read someplace about this amazing camera that took really arty shots and so she bought me one. I used it on and off for a while, but didn't really go crazy with the LCA until I finally registered my lomohome in 2004 and started reading all the tips and tricks that others had posted. It was like a switch went off in my head and suddenly my cool camera transformed into a magic relic filled with infinite possibilites to explore.
2. The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
The Lomo World Congress '07....in London. Wow...the whole event was off the charts fun...and strange...and GREAT. I loved every minute of it. I'm ready for the next one!
3. If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs.
Ground Control to Major Tom by David Bowie, The Lighthouse by Interpol, Paranoid by Black Sabbath
4. If you could be anywhere, doing anything,
right now - where would it be and what would you do? At the LWC 07 I met lomographers from 29 different countries. I would love to be on a giant road trip right now visiting many of them. This is the kind of trip where I litterally would take nothing but some clothes, several cameras, my journal....and not a whole lot more. Aimlessly wandering the planet taking pictures, drawing, and meeting people sounds like a dream to me.
5. Describe your Lubitel + in 5 words.
light, perfect, surprising, bling, humble
6. Is this your first Lubitel camera?
no...I had an older one....but dropped it out my truck door one day and have been using it only for some TTV...I was very happy to get my new Lubitel 166+.
7. What do you like the most/least about this camera?
The exposure graphic guide on the back is amazing. I ran my first roll through the camera being very suspect about the accuracy of that graphic and then was startled at how well each shot of my first roll came out. I love not having to get my light meter out. My least favorite feature would be......hmmm....NOTHING.
8. If you got had a second Lubitel who would you share it with and why?
My daughter (lomographer Trista)...she is my travel and lomo buddy and I would love to see what she could capture with it.
9. What would your advise be to other Lubitel Lomographers out there?
Use the automatic stops for focusing. That makes it so easy and if your familiar with the LCA, then setting the distances will be a snap. I love using the viewfinder...but found that I was missing some shot opportunities by trying to get my eye acclimated to the view quickly enough. As soon as I quit worrying about it and started trusting the distance settings, that no longer happened.
10. Your best photo so far, why?
hmmm....I'd have to say I love my horizontal tree shot the best so far from what I've taken.