Hello, my name is Lizette Carrasco, and I am from Los Angeles, California. I grew up in the city of El Sereno. I am recent sociology graduate from California State University Los Angeles. A little bit about myself is, I started photographing at the age of 17 and now at 31 years old, photography has completely changed my life. Through academia and photography, I found the true significance of my art. I learned the importance of documentation. I took a break from photography to focus on my education but now that I am official a college graduate I can get back into photographing my city and the people I love!
My favorite part of film photography is the intimacy of creating an image. Shooting with film, there is a calculation as you do not want to waste a shot.
I shoot with a variety of film cameras. The first camera I ever owned was a Canon Rebel G with a 35mm-80mm lens and is my go-to film camera. The next camera I purchased was the Canonet Ql17 GII with a 40mm lens. This rangefinder is a complete game charger! It is one the sharpest film cameras I have ever shot with. I primarily shoot with 35mm cameras, but a future goal of mine is to upgrade to medium format. My love for photography began when my sister Sylvia who introduced me to the subject. I started taking courses in high school and throughout college. It has been 14 years of ups and downs with photography, but I learned a lot of who I am and what I plan to represent with each shot I produce. My preference to shoot with is Ilford Hp5, Kodak Tri-x and Kodak Portra.
The images that I submitted are photographs that symbolize Los Angeles I was born and raised in. I grew up around graffiti and the LA skyline. It’s important to me to continuously photograph my city and its people with its constant changes due to gentrification. Each photograph is a staple of who I am as a photographer.