In an Instant: Austin Santiago’s Lomography Experience

Words by Austin Santiago
Photos by Austin Santiago

Now every phone can take pretty good photos, but it’s easy for the feeling of the moment to get lost when it stays in a digital medium. There’s been a recent resurgence of instant film and instant cameras, few more iconic than what our friends at Lomography are doing. To help test their new camera, the Lomo’Instant Square, we linked up with Austin Santiago. Whether running DO206, managing bands and musicians, or just being an all-around good dude, Austin is someone to know. We hooked him up with a camera to help document his busy life and this is what he came back with.

“March was a busy month: a trip to SXSW to see some of my favorite bands and people, a stop by the best radio station in the world, KEXP, fireside tacos with my beautiful girlfriend, a music industry panel with Ms. Meli for Fremont Abbey Arts, a trip to Pike Place, a sandwich at By The Pound from my mans Yohiness, and finally sipping a delicious cup of joe from Porchlight Coffee & Records as I sit here writing this. Life moves fasts when you’re staying busy.. I’m thankful for my Lomography Square for helping keep the memories alive, one photo at the a time. Here is a few snaps from my travels. Enjoy!” – Austin Santiago


I told Yohiness he made a mean sandwich and he made this face.


Pool and the roof and 80 degree weather? Not bad Texas… not bad!


My Brooklyn buds Plastic Picnic tearing the roof off of the Do512 Lounge


They aren’t actually related but they are an awesome band named Sisters!


Back in Seattle just in time for an KEXP in-studio with Superorganism. This bands RULES!


Texas was great but so good to see my Queen Kendra. <3


Being on a music industry panel with your mentor is a pretty awesome feeling… thanks Fremont Abbey Arts!


Spring is near and the market is bumping!


This is Zack. He owns Porchlight Coffee but in his free time draws silly drawings and pets dogs. Be like Zack.


Breakfast with a view… what a beautiful place to call home.


If you want to start taking “real” photos, think about picking up the new Lomo’Instant Square camera, available at any of our three Wayward stores.


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