Meet Lomography Singapore Community Star #8: darlim


We are shining the spotlight on some of Singapore's most popular and awesome community members. This is not Darlie toothpaste but darlim, a.k.a. Daryl!

Credits: darlim

Name: Daryl Lim
LomoHome: darlim
Occupation: Financial Industry
LomoAge: 3 years

Hello! Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi, my name is Daryl and I kinda am only a baby in terms of Lomography and photography. I have always liked photography but the technical aspect of it puts me off for many years. It was only like 3 years when I chance upon this old style, retro looking camera with a over sized flash…it was the Diana F+ that got me interested.

I checked it out and researched a bit more and stumbled upon the Lomography website. Oh my, oh my…there were so many nice photos taken and shared by people all over the world! And they were so vibrant and creative…and what? They are film! That blew me away and I was smitten on the spot.

After days of surfing the site, I was hooked and I plunged into analogue photography and Lomography. My 1st camera was the Diana F+ and that was it…one thing led to another and I started to collect other vintage film cameras and I have a modest working collection now.

How many Lomography cameras do you have in your collection?

I have 2 Diana F+, 1 Sprocket Rocket, 1 Lubitel 166+, 1 LC-A+, 1 LC-Wide and 1 UWS White Angel. So a total of 7!

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?

You are right, its really hard to choose one. They are so fun to use and each has its own strengths, but if I really have to choose one, I would have to say it’s the LC-A+.

On my wishlist? The HORIZON PERFEKT!!! It takes such dreamy pictures. I also come to realize that it’s fully mechanical! What a piece of art this camera is. It’s been on my wish list for a loooong loooong time already.

Please share with us the top 3 favourite shots ever that you’ve taken, and tell us a bit about each photo.

My first attempt at sunset photography. Not really vibrant and spectacular but it captures a special mood of that time.
This was taken in the city of Singapore using Fuji Velvia film cross processed. I like it, I call it Ying and Yang. If there are flying creatures and monsters in the pictures, it would be great, huh.
I was strolling along Boat Quay and stumbled upon this back alley at around 7pm. I was using a LC-A+ with Fuji Sensia film and I know I was going to cross process it. So I snapped the picture and glad it came out well. I like the way the sky is bright yet the street lights casting some dreamy orange lights on the surroundings, and the ghostly green of the film all coming together.

What do you like about the Lomography community?

The community is filled with people from all ethnicities, nationalities, and ages but yet share one thing in common, which is Lomography. Every one is so nice. I have yet to meet any Lomographer whom I dislike. The community is so full of friendly, appreciative and amiable characters. I also feel a lot of energy and creativity in this community.

I can gaze at the community’s uploaded photos to get inspired. This community also shares many things — things like what they like, where they have been, their families and friends, their toys and hobbies, their travels, their thoughts, and interests. You can understand a piece of everyone just by seeing the photos they post. It’s amazing!

As a Lomography Singapore Community Star, do you want to share any advice or tips for Lomographers out there?

Be happy, take more pictures and enjoy the fun of Lomography instead of worrying about the results. No picture is perfect and its this imperfection which makes the picture perfect.

Credits: darlim

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 2012-04-14 in #lifestyle #magazine-series #analogue-cameras #singapore #darlim #community #features #lomography-singapore #analogue-photography #series #community-star #photographer


  1. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @darlim: Haha! i actually thot yr nick was "darlie" :P

  2. darlim
    darlim ·

    thanks to saysaysay's whacky introduction:) BUt i do get lots of mails with that name though :P

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