Meet Lomography Singapore Community Star #1: Lawypop

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This month, we are turning the spotlight onto some of Singapore's most popular community members. Let's get to know them better, shall we? Meet Lawrence a.k.a. lawypop!

Credits: lawypop

Name: Lawrence Chiam
LomoHome: lawypop
Occupation: Graphic Designer
LomoAge: 3.5 years

Hello! Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a graphic designer who is still stuck in the past with his plastic cameras after his first 4-lens Actionsampler in late 2008.

How many Lomography cameras do you have in your collection?
About 20 Lomography cameras!

We’re sure it’s hard to pick one, but which Lomography camera is your all time favourite? And which camera is on your wishlist right now?
It has to be the panoramic Horizon Perfekt. Unfortunately she is under the weather lately, so I hope I could get another one soon, that’s top of my wishlist!

Credits: lawypop

Please share with us your top 3 favourite shots ever, and tell us a bit about each photo.

These silhouettes layered with the city lights got some attention from the community so I decided to share the techniques online. This is one of my favourite shots from the series.

Credits: lawypop

I followed my mum to the market and documented her morning with my first Lomo LC-A. My mum is one of my favourite subjects. You’ll see her once in a while in my photo albums.

Credits: lawypop

I really like panoramic pictures and this has to be my favourite, I saw these skaterboarders taking a break and instinctively shot them with my Horizon Perfekt. Their expressions are priceless. Haha!

Credits: lawypop

What do you like about the Lomography community?
It’s a place where I get my inspirations and get to know friends near my home and around the world. There are a lot of talents in there and their pictures actually inspired me to shoot “seriously” with themes in my mind like covering sport events and doing fashion shoots with Lomography cameras.

Credits: lawypop

As a Lomography Singapore Community Star, do you want to share any advice or tips for Lomographers out there?
Don’t be discouraged if you feel that your pictures are not as good as the ones in the popular section, use them as examples for your next shot, ask the Lomographer (I still do! And mostly are really friendly) how they achieve this shot and try them out yourself. Experiment, be adventurous and have fun, you will be surprised by some of your results!

Lomography Singapore Community Stars is a magazine series devoted to highlighting some of our most popular, famous, active and awesome community members in the Singapore community. Join our passionate community today!

written by saysaysay on 2012-03-10 in #lifestyle #singapore #lomography-singapore #analogue-photography #series #features #lawypop #community-star #magazine-series #analogue-cameras #photographer #community

38 Comments

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    very talented lomographer! :D

  2. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·

    i am a big fan of you @lawypop

  3. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Awesome! Idol!

  4. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    thanks guys!! a real pleasure to know u all here! :DD

  5. hakimbo05
    hakimbo05 ·

    great job!!

  6. fayeusokoi
    fayeusokoi ·

    yeah! you deserve it!

  7. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Oh yes! Lawrence!!! :D

  8. weihsuan
    weihsuan ·

    of course its lawrence

  9. ewen
    ewen ·

    cool!!!

  10. zaraomar
    zaraomar ·

    AWESOME, LAWRENCE! :D

  11. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    Unker lawrence lomo star! Ahaks...

  12. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    steady lah!

  13. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    lawrence my hero!

  14. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @azzzy@coolsigg@quaisoir@zaraomar@ewen@weihsuan@renaishashin@fayeusokoi@hakimbo05
    @adi_totp@dakadev_pui@ndroo
    Thankyou thankyou!! To the New friends and old fiends here and far far away! i lomo love you ALL! :DD haha

  15. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    omg! congrats my star#1 friend! keep on rocking the lomo world!

  16. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Congrats Lawy! I'm done with the film you sent for doubles! Finally haha!

  17. grazie
    grazie ·

    congrats my friend!!! I'm a fan! hope to do a lomowalk with you and the Singapore peeps in the future:D

  18. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Congrats @lawypop!! :)))

  19. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    @lawypop You rockin' it dude !!! =)

  20. kiwikoh
    kiwikoh ·

    Good one Lawrence!

  21. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    great lomographer ! congrats @lawypop :D

  22. scrabbyknees
    scrabbyknees ·

    this should have been published AGES AGO!!! UPZ FOR LAWWWW!!!

  23. carlota_nonnumquam
    carlota_nonnumquam ·

    Great article, I'm a huge fan!

  24. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    well deserved! congrats @lawypop

  25. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @carlota_nonnumquam, @volker-jp, @scrabbyknees, @jeabzz, @kiwikoh,@mikahsupageek,@grazie,@icuresick,@boredbone,@coolsigg
    ,@quaisoir,@zaraomar,@ewen,@weihsuan,@renaishashin,@fayeusokoi,@hakimbo05,@dakadev_pui
    ,@ndroo
    Big lomo thanks and luv for the kind words and your lomo friendships all these years!!! :DD

  26. saysaysay
    saysaysay ·

    maybe I should have named this series Lomo Celebrity instead, seems like lawrence is one hahaha

  27. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    Yeah he is!! Haha... @lawypop...i think u should blog abt the origins of ur nick.. ;)

  28. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    hello, star!

  29. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    I'm a huge fan! @lawypop #1 star! :D

  30. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @saysaysay: shy lah :P
    @quaisoir: good idea im curious about how did all the nicks came about too :D
    @eva_eva ; @awesomesther : Thankyou my dear lomo friends!!

  31. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    I met this couple in Cambodia, they said they're from Singapore. The girl's using a Nikon FM10 but she's not a lomographer. I asked her if she knows you and she said yes, through your lomohome. That's how popular you are :D

    Really well-desrved. Congrats my friend @lawypop :)

  32. stouf
    stouf ·

    @lawypop You're awesome !!! : )

  33. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @superkulisap : really honoured!
    @stouf: thanks! i remember you are my First Lomo friend! :DD

  34. stouf
    stouf ·

    @lawypop ; )

  35. lomonesia
    lomonesia ·

    20 CAMERA'S?!?!?!?!

  36. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    one of the most creative lomographers i know. keep it up! @lawypop

  37. plavaliznaem
    plavaliznaem ·

    Поздравляю, Лоуренс! Ты лучший! МОЛОДЕЦ!

  38. camelottezz
    camelottezz ·

    Hi, i m from Paris.I ll be in Singa from the 21st to the 24th of May 2012.I m used to going to every Lomography Gallery store when i travel.
    It would be cool to meet some lomographers!!
    Just let me know if you are interested to meet me and tour a bit with id be very please.

    Cam Linh from Paris

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