Me, copywriter, iPhone owner, spoilt for photography choice
Me Love Lomo Lady Diana
Me Love Lady Diana so pretty in her plastic
Me Love Lady “never know what you’re going to get” Diana
Me Love Lady “unpacking it is part of the fun” Diana
Me Love you Lady Diana, me take you on holiday, take photos like this
If you want free Lady Diana, you go buy something at Hang Ten stores in December, you maybe win one (secret tip)
Posted in consumer, cool stuff i like, creatives, free stuff, my real life, photography, purchase process
Tagged camera, competition, consumer rituals, diana mini, hang ten, lady diana, lomo, unboxing
More delightful iPhone discoveries. While feeling bummed about the price of Lomos and having to ‘collect them all’, I thought to search for Lomo in the App store and… tah dahr. Happy Times. Check out some from the aptly entitled Lomo App, and the Quad Cam App. Collect them all!
LC-A Normal on LOMO app
Quadcam love to the poster above my bed.
Quadcam love to Sarah in the lift
Apply Lomo filters to existing shots (this one's a polaroid)
View from the top of Wembley Square on LC-A Normal Lomo
Posted in cool stuff i like, online, photography, seen around town, shopping
Tagged camera, filters, iphone applications, lomo, my branded life, quad camera, rad, south africa
I’ve had a few complaints in the last week that I’m not updating enough. Well, I’ve been busy with some very important work. Like such:
Taking advantage of the first beach-friendly days of the season.
Getting out my short-shorts and working out how to use my fish-eye lens with my iPhone.
Watching my boyfriend play with his dog.
Finding the right shade of red lipstick for my complexion.
Ambushing friends’ birthday photos with peace signs.
Taking photos of friends while they are mid-sentence.
Making my friends wear this gimmicky bird-purse on their arms.
And now you know. So quit whingeing and understand that some people have to work for a living, and that we are not all living the holiday.
Posted in advertising, branding, Cape Town, consumer, free stuff, my real life, photography, popculture, retail
Tagged brands, Cape Town, edgars, live the holiday, llandudno beach, my branded life, special offer, what brands you wear say about you, work
Worried y’ulle. Posted a bunch of my Shake It ‘roids on Facebook and some cre8ive said I was ‘inauthentic’. Want 2 die. FML. What’s the point in living if I’m not ‘authentic’. Need 2 get on this ASAP. Been thinking of ways to ‘increase my levels of authentic output’. Since Polaroid doesn’t make film any more, am considering taking the negatives of my MSWord copywriting documents to ORMS ‘to be scanned’. Heard scanning negs is quite authentic. What do y’ulle think? Should I ‘write short stories about being high with my Yashica & submit them to VICE mag’? Should I quit my job and ‘go work in Amsterdam’? Heard that’s also quite authentic, but maybe a bit faddy.* Maybe I’ll take a job in an ‘exotic country in the East’ and then just not deal with the authenticity overload and not be real enough to stick it out and ‘get over being authentic’ & come back to my ‘reality in suburban Cape Town’. Am kinda desperate 4 some cre8ive approval here so pls let me know what u think I should do before i ‘die from being inauthentic’. Peace y’ulz. Just need ur help. And affirmation. So insecure right now.
Please send any authenticity u can spare 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Don’t know the difference between a Trend and a fad? no probs. Dr Dre will explain:
“I’m a trend, I set one every time I’m in
I go out and just come back full circle again
You a fad, that means you’re something that we already had
But once you’re gone, you don’t come back, too bad.”
– Dr Dre aka the ultimate ‘authentic cre8ive’
Posted in creatives, LOL, personal branding, photography, SA cool kids, trends
Tagged am i authentic enough, being authentic, creative snobbery, digital vs manual, iPhone, lomo, my branded life, photography, polaroid, pretentious creatives, Shake it, yashica
The Shake It app is the new love of my iPhone life. Srsly. Was happy with the iPhone. Was okay with its mediocre photos. But then I found Shake It, and now everything is different, especially since I’ve just come out of mourning the official death of Polaroid, having only had a Polaroid for 1 year and only taken 20 shots on one, ever. Think I might go eat a whole bunch of fast food to celebrate and ‘express my joy through junk food’. Maybe y’ulle can suggest a similarly edgy indulgence. Will maybe just go take photos of fast food. Who knows. Intros Shake It:
Dance Dance Dance
Through the Diana
You can see more in my Flickr Set.
Posted in cool stuff i like, geek, my real life, photography, reviews
Tagged $1 polaroid, application review, camera, effect, great apps, iPhone, make regular photos Polaroid, my branded life, polaroid, Shake it
one night, last week, Rei and I went for sushi at Minato off Long Street with some friends. we ate sushi. we laughed. we ate crying rolls. we cried. we lolled at the evil signs on the door (“Forgot to book? Well we are full. HA HA HA.”). Then we all decided to find dessert and strolled off in the direction of the ice cream shop. While walking past the internet cafe, we spotted a nun in the window at a computer. I begged Rei to take a picture of this fascinating anomaly with his Lomo Diana F+ camera. We snuck around trying to get a good shot before we decided that asking her if we could take her picture would be easiest. We tapped her on the shoulder, and she turned out to be a man who was more than happy to have her photo taken. S/he pulled me onto her lap and squeezed my breasts as the flash went off. Turns out her name is Sister Mary James Costello and she does shows (click here to check out her geocities page – soooo retro). S/he added me on facebook there and then, and now we are facebook friends. What a nice story.
Sister Mary and Me. Like Marley and Me. Heartwarming.
Posted in Cape Town, my real life, photography, seen around town
Tagged Cape Town, comedy act, internet cafe, lomo diana F+ camera, long street, musical, my branded life, nun, sister mary james costello
being a massive fan of taking photos (note how I don’t use the word photography, I’m anything but a photographer) I came across this awesome project called the Disposable Memory Project. in their words:
we’re leaving disposable cameras around the world.
hopefully, people will pick them up, take a few photos and pass them on, eventually returning home – so we can tell their stories.
they have some amazing shots in their collection. i really love this because i have a few old disposables and undeveloped rolls of film lying around my apartment (and even one in my bag) which I have yet to develop, and I have no idea what’s on them – how exciting, digital does not compare. i’ll get at least one developed this week. anyway you can totally get involved yourself. here’s how.
Posted in arts and culture, cool stuff i like, free stuff, photography
Tagged 35mm, dispoable memory, disposable camera, disposable camera project, film, my branded life, old school, photography
my mom, bless her, brought me a bag filled with all my dad’s old Ricoh camera equipment on monday. Rei spent a good part of an evening cleaning it all up (dust and damp had all done some damage) and while the camera doesn’t seem to have survived, some of the lenses definitely have, including the fish-eye. and what do you know, it works with the digital. LOVE AND JOY>
Rei cleaning it all up.
Can't wait to play more, y'ulle. Gonna fish-eye EVERYTHING.
i is copywriter
i is love Lomo camera because
Lomo let me be visually cleative
without having to dO
me love Lomo
Next me buy fish-eye lens Lomo
even though art director boyfriends scorns it
Art Directors – they love HOLGAS
Posted in advertising, consumer, cool products, creatives, photography
Tagged advertising, art director, boyfriend, cheesy, copywriters love lomos, creatives, cybersampler, fish-eye lens, lomo, my branded life, photography, reijer, visual cliche
more to come later.
i know. not blogging enough. because there’s a lot on my desk at the moment that isn’t just rad happy times to blog about. will get back to normal soon, i promise. i did get round to spending a lot of time scanning in photos i found in my drawer. the yellow ones were taken with a Lomolito Yellow Flash. the square ones are my dearest Polaroid, and the rest were taken by my parents and grandparents, so i’m not too sure. i scanned them in to get on top of my film photos since I just got myself a Lomo Cyber Sampler which i’m snapping with at the moment and it’s all in aid of a scanning backlog. enjoy.
My birthday party 2007
My birthday 2007
My birthday 2007
My birthday 2007
Playing with the Polaroid.
Polaroid fun (photo taken by Rei)
Jean and me on the Johnnie Walker Bus at the Loerie Awards 2007
King James balcony 2007, taken by Sue Stewart
Mom and me, taken by my dad, 1980s
My mom and her sister, Joburg, 1950s
Posted in my real life, photography
Tagged black and white, film, lomo, lomolito yellow flash, manual photography, mybrandedlife, non-digital photography, polaroid pictures, prints, scanned
Posted in Cape Town, on the move, photography, seen around town
Tagged beaches, Cape Town, capetonians, city, cloud, hout bay, johannesburg, mountain, mybrandedlife, natural beauty, sand, sea, sun, tourist, unproductive
Posted in Cape Town, photography, popculture, seen around town
Tagged 128, adidas originals, Cape Town, cool stuff, foundry, green point, matric farewell, mybrandedlife, photos, seen around town, south africa, tbwa
a local version of lastnight’sparty, introducing we-are-awesome.com. flipping rad, ek se.
Posted in ambassadors, arts and culture, Cape Town, cool stuff i like, fashion, johannesburg, parties, photography, popculture, Pretoria, SA "street", SA cool kids, youth
Tagged andrew berry, biscuit mill, Cape Town, cool kids, culture, design, fashion, independent, johannesburg, labels, mybrandedlife, old castle brewery, Pretoria, shaun sasson, south africa, street, underground, we-are-awesome.com, youth culture