Holiday LomoAmigo: Walasiteodito

12

His Lomographic story might be just as common but his passion for film photography is one of the most unique we can ever encounter!

He can’t leave home without an analogue camera and he shoots mainly to have fun! Now that’s we call living the analogue life! And now that the holidays are starting to kick-in, let’s see how it would go for Holiday LomoAmigo, Teo!

Credits: walasiteodito

Name: Teo Angelo Esguerra
LomoHome: http://www.lomography.com/homes/walasiteodito
Location: Marikina City, Philippines

Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?

I am 22 years old, I finished Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Advertising, and s currently working as a graphic artist in a clothing company named ARTWORK here in the Philippines. Basically I design shirts, posters, and other merchandises. Other than taking analog photos, I love doodling, eating, sleeping, playing the guitar, and I love challenges!

How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?

I tried shooting film when I was in college since we had a photography class, but it stopped there. Then last February, me and my officemates went to Singapore and we saw the Lomography Gallery Store there. I bought my very first Lomography camera, the Lomography Colorsplash. Then after a few rolls, I fell in love with analog photography and now I have seven cameras. I really can’t remember how I got here in the Community. I just Googled Lomography maybe because of my urge to learn more and to meet other Lomographers.

A few Colorsplash samples from Teo.

What are your plans for the holidays?

Hmmm still haven’t thought about that, usually we just celebrate with relatives and friends. Holiday season is like a mini reunion to us, but whatever the plan may be, I will make sure to capture my holiday plans with lots and lots of analog photos!

Any New Year’s resolutions for 2013?

Maybe to save up some money. I have been spending like hell this year, haha! By that I do not mean I will stop buying films and cameras, I just need to control myself. I’m afraid I have become addicted. Haha!

Teo’s most popular Lomographs!

If you could recommend one movie and one song to everyone, what would they be?

That’s a tough question! We have our own preferences but if i really need to recommend a movie, it would be my favourite movie of course. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an all-time favourite of mine. It’s a story set in a fictional world where a person can choose to erase certain memories by means of an operation. I love everything about that movie, the dialogue, the storyline, and the wonderful cinematography. Michel Gondry’s interpretation of dreams is amazing.

When it comes to one song… Hmmm… A bit hard, too. It would be “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes. It’s just a simple song, and it makes me feel good after listening. I think not many people in our country listen to Bright Eyes, but I try to listen to it sometime, it’s a calming song.

What’s your favourite analogue camera to shoot with? Why?

That’s a hard question! I just got my LC-A+ Russia Day and I’m still trying to know it well. Currently, I am so attached to my love, the Lubitel 166B. Shooting with this camera was a challenge to me, focusing was a bit hard, estimating exposure especially indoors was a challenge for me, too. And the minimum 1.4 meter focusing, (I love going near to my subject) but with this one, I can’t be that too near. And also the view finder is mirrored so sometimes I ask myself "Was I the one who took this photo?” Haha! Maybe because of those things. I was challenged to take beautiful photos with it and made it my favourite!

But please remember, whatever camera you will be using for today, you should always make it your favourite!

Amazing shots from his Lubitel.

What’s the next camera you’d like to get your hands on?

The Horizon Perfekt! I have been itching my hands for that camera! I have been saving Piggies for that camera in a while now, writing article one after another, competing on rumbles and Lomojeopardies. I do hope to have that camera in my hands as soon as possible. Haha!

What’s your favourite memory from this year?

Oh I have so many! But if I have to choose, It would be my Singapore Trip. That was my very first experience of going to another country and it was truly amazing. Too bad I wasn’t into Lomography during that time so I have no analogue photos of Singapore. But if not because of my Singapore trip and I haven’t seen the Lomography Gallery Store, I wouldn’t be shooting film. Life seems to be a little boring just thinking about it.

And now for the toughest question – What’s been your favorite photo from the past year? Why?

Yeah the toughest question, I agree! Haha! Maybe this photo :

Credits: walasiteodito

First of all this photo did not get selected and I don’t know why but i think that what made it special. Second is because I have a personal attachment to the person in the photo. And third is because I was surprised in how the photo came out. I expected the photo be a bit underexposed but it came out the way I wanted it to be. I love how the red stands out from all the greens!

Any holiday shout-outs or tips for your fellow Lomographers?

Tips? Hmm i’m not a pro to give tips but I think we all just need to enjoy ourselves in shooting. That’s the most important part of Lomography — having fun! Experiment and do the things that you enjoy doing! And challenge yourself always, to be better (that is if challenging yourself makes you happy) And Happy Holidays, everyone! Enjoy the season and don’t forget to shoot and share those holiday Lomographs!!! Thank you for reading!

written by mayeemayee on 2012-11-22 in #people #lomoamigos #walasiteodito #lomoamigo #holiday-lomoamigo #community

12 Comments

  1. grazie
    grazie ·

    Nice one @walasiteodito

  2. feelux
    feelux ·

    Congrats Teo! @walasiteodito

  3. boobert
    boobert ·

    Congratulations Teo! ... and i love Bright Eyes!

  4. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Cheers, @walasiteodito! Thanks for the interview! :)

  5. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    thanks everyone! :) @grazie @boobert @ feelux! and @mayeemayee thanks for the interview!

  6. ponzi
    ponzi ·

    this is awesome @walasiteodito!!! congratulations!

  7. stuckintraffic
    stuckintraffic ·

    Cool, congrats @walasiteodito! :)

  8. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    THANKS! @stuckintraffic @ponzi merry christmas everyone! @lordlarry, @tomkiddo, @feelux, @renenob, @gelagoo, @grazie, @walasiteodito, @sobetion, and @adi_totp.

  9. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    Eternal Sunshine is also one of my faves. That dream sequence was perfect! My fave scene was when Jim Carrey's character was in one of his childhood memories. He was hiding under the kitchen table and he came out of it and grabbed a cookie from the table. I loved that detail!

    Congratulations! xo

  10. atria007
    atria007 ·

    congrasssstttt congratssss heheheh great interview @walasiteodito =D

  11. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    yay! thanks @atria007 :)

    and @blueskyandhardrock my favorite ever since! i love how michel gondry interpreted dreaming! my fave scene was when joel and tangerine were at the sofa then it started to rain, and a child's voice started singing the 'row row row your boat' song.

  12. juegodelomos
    juegodelomos ·

    Great and fun interview! :)

More Interesting Articles

  • LomoAmigo: Russell Darling

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-03-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Russell Darling

    Russell Darling is one of our Lomography UK regulars. He is a big part of our community of film fanatics and regularly joins our workshops and events. In this interview, we asked him about his experience shooting with the Lomo LC-A 120, as well as his work as visual effects practitioner for films such as "Star Wars," "Twilight," and "Godzilla."

  • Lomo'instant LomoAmigo: Martin Smith

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-17 in #people #news #lifestyle #locations #lomoamigos
    Lomo'instant LomoAmigo: Martin Smith

    Martin Smith is a London based film photography fan who was one of the first people to receive the Lomo'instant from the Kickstarter Campaign. Since then he's been avidly shooting around town. Martin chatted to us about his love for instant photography and showed us some of his excellent shots. Read on for the full interview.

    1
  • Petzval LomoAmigo Chris Pollard

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-12-08 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo Chris Pollard

    Chris Pollard is a fashion photographer who, despite his exposure to the fast-paced world of runways and fashion, still has a passion for film photography. He expressed a keen interest in testing the New Petzval Lens, and we were more than glad to let him try it for himself. He shares photos ad answers a few questions in this exclusive feature.

  • Shop News

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.

  • Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

    written by maliha on 2015-01-07 in #world #locations
    Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

    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!

  • Petzval LomoAmigo: Dale McCready

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo: Dale McCready

    Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.

  • Petzval LomoAmigo: Lomokev

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-11-06 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo: Lomokev

    By now most of you would have heard of Lomokev, one of the UK's most prolific film photographers. Based in Brighton, Lomokev loves to shoot with the trusty LC-A and his work has been featured in numerous publications and projects. We lent him a Petzval lens and asked him a few questions about what makes him tick. Here's an exclusive interview, along with a several fantastic shots by the talented UK-based photographer.

    3
  • Shop News

    Color Your World with Colorsplash Camera

    Color Your World with Colorsplash Camera

    At 30% off you can now color your analog images with 12 different color gels. Experiment with 35mm slide film and play with the built-in color flash for the most intense colors!

  • Lomo'Instant LomoAmigo: S.F. Said

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-09 in #people #lomoamigos
    Lomo'Instant LomoAmigo: S.F. Said

    London-based children's writer and photographer S.F. Said is also an avid fan of instant photography. He talks about his work, as well as his experience with the Lomo'Instant, in this exclusive interview.

    2
  • LomoAmigo: Susanna Brown

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-01-26 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Susanna Brown

    Susanna Brown is the Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She curated the exhibition "Horst: Photographer of Style" as well as recent V&A shows "Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography" and "Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton." We lent her an LC-A+ to test out her own photography skills and asked her a few questions about this fascinating job.

  • The Analogue Quiz: What B&W Film are you?

    written by andie_sollmer on 2014-10-20 in #news
    The Analogue Quiz: What B&W Film are you?

    Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!

    4
  • Shop News

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras! Don't miss the 20% discount!

  • A Conversation with the CEO of Ondu Pinhole Cameras, Elvis Halilović

    written by jacobs on 2015-01-19 in #lifestyle
    A Conversation with the CEO of Ondu Pinhole Cameras, Elvis Halilović

    It was our great pleasure to chat with the CEO of Ondu Pinhole Cameras, Elvis Halilović, about his interest in pinhole photography as well as the formation of his company that produces handcrafted pinhole cameras. We found his answers fascinating and we think you will too. Thanks Elvis for being so generous in sharing your story and cameras with us!

    4
  • Lomoamigos: Moones

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-07-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    Lomoamigos: Moones

    Moones are a three piece UK based band making waves in the music world. The keyboard player happens to be the brother of Natasha Khan, better known as Bat For Lashes. We gave them a La Sardina camera and caught up with them for a chat. Read on for the full interview.

  • The Daily Hex: Cinder

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-08-01 in #news
    The Daily Hex: Cinder

    Are you an adventurous Lomographer who has a penchant for night photography? Check your photos because today's The Daily Hex might be in one of them!