Isn't it fun to shoot in other countries? For me it is, because I get to look at new things and faces; experience new cultures etc. So I am going to introduce you guys to Johor, Malaysia! Johor is a state in Malaysia, located at the southern part and it is one of the most developed areas too. The exact place that I am going to introduce here is Johor Bahru, the state capital of Johor. For a Singaporean like me, we visit there often as it is easily accessible for us because there is a causeway linking Singapore and Johor.
I will use JB as the short term for Johor Bahru for now. JB is made up of different races comprising of Malays (which is the majority), Chinese, and Indians. So most of the signboards are in Melayu (Malaysian language) and English. What I really like about JB is that I get to shoot old buildings, traditional food stalls, and even Kelong (fish village). I love the food there as I am a person who loves to eat, eat, eat hahaha! There are two cafes, which lomographers like us should visit, I would say it is a MUST! It is That’s Cafe and Roost Cafe, they are both located at Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Inside the cafe, there are lots of lomo prints, which they use to create their lomowall and old vintage cameras collection. So please visit them if you happen to drop by JB!
Be sure to carry more films with you when you visit JB because I am sure your lomo cameras will be busy shuttering!
For a small island, I find that there's actually so much to see and do in Penang. If you do decide to visit this quaint state and its eponymous island in Malaysia, I bet you'll want to stay for at least a week, so I decided to do a number of day trip installments. If you're ready, let's get started!
Going away for the weekend is always fun, especially if, like me, you live abroad and go back to visit your home city! For my walk through Milan, I decided to bring with me the Lomo’Instant because well, I just love it! Here are my thoughts after this special weekend!
It’s normal during summer to be out there at the beach, sunbathing and getting yourself a nice tan, but in Malaysia, it could get pretty hot this time of the year. With the rising temperature, my friends and I decided to escape the heat of the city for a while and took an approximately three-hour drive to Cameron Highlands.
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A weekend without a lomowalk seems bad, at least for me. One Saturday morning, I decided to join my friends in their lomowalk. It was all cloudy at first but it didn't stop me from going out and walking. I brought my new Nikon FM2 and some expired rolls, just to test my camera. Was it just me being sleepy, or was my Nikon FM2 acting up? My photos turned out grainy, pale, and, in my opinion, looking so 1990s?
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
Sometimes when taking pictures I get addressed by strangers either because of my cameras or because they don't want me to shoot something they claim they have responsibility for. But having the police on my back was a new experience.
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
It's always summer where I am. Ah, the perks of living in Indonesia: it's sunny here all the time. For me, summer happens all year-long here, so it won't hurt to share some tips on shooting during this season.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.