Meet Malaysia Community LomoAmigo: mont0417


I’m glad to introduce our newest LomoAmigo, Adam Liew, otherwise known as mont0417. He loves to see things from every possible angle. Don't know what I mean? Find out how Adam does it as he is this week’s Community LomoAmigo!

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Name: Adam Liew
LomoHome username: mont0417
City: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Hello everyone! I’m Adam and I’m currently a masters research student. I fell in love with Lomography and photography since I bought my first Lomo toy camera, the Holga 135

I used to love to sing. Now, in addition to singing, I love film photography.

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Why did you choose mont0417z as your nickname?

It was originally registered as an ID in a forum a few years ago. Originally, I wanted to use “mountain” as my ID, but it was chosen by someone else — so the computer generated “mont0417” for me. I’ve been using it ever since and I quite like the nickname. I guess it’s grown with me.  

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

Two and a half years. Actually, I never realized the existence of Lomography until I failed to expose my first roll of film. From what I remember, only seven out of the 36 turned out alright! Afterwards, I was Googling about photography and I found the Lomography official website — a fantastic website to let people around the world share their Lomo pictures, experiences and reviews. The website solved all of my problem, and of course, I registered myself to be one of the members.

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What Lomography cameras do you use and which is your absolute favourite?

Of course, Lomo LC-A and the Lomo LC-A+ are my all time favouites! However, lately, I’ve fallen in love with the Belair X 6-12 City Slicker. Psst, Lomography, do you think I can get a advance on my Belairgon 90mm f/8 Lens shipment? I can’t wait any longer!

We see you love taking pictures of everything and anything, from shoes, to cats, to people — what’s your favorite subject to photograph?

Aha! You just mentioned it! I love to shoot everything and anything. As long as something catches my eye, I will never let it go. I love to shoot with different angles for every object: vivid color objects, pets and people. It’s one of the reasons why I found Lomographers so creative! Do you agree?

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Is there a film you like best?

Erm, I loved them all! The sad thing is that there aren’t many films available in Malaysia. Otherwise, I would test and use them all! Although, if I had to choose, I would have to crown my favorite as the Kodak Elitechrome ED 200 35mm… or maybe the LomoChrome… or AgfaPhoto CT Precisa? Or the Fuji Provia 100F 35mm! I just can’t decide! I just love them all, haha.

If you had to choose one picture, which one would be your favourite?

I would have to choose the picture taken inside a tunnel at DanShui, Taiwan. I used the Lomo LC-A and Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 35mm as my bullet. This picture motivated and boosted my confidence.

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Tell us the most unforgettable, strangest, funniest, or worst photographic/Lomographic encounter you have ever had.

There was once, I took my Lomo Lomo LC-A+ to an exhibition. I had a great time taking pictures and finishing the roll without any problems. When I was ready to change to a new roll of film, I opened the back and I found out my Lomo LC-A+ was empty without any film inside. Hmmm… I guess this is the drawback to having too many cameras!

If you could photography anyone, living or deceased, who would it be?

Mona Lisa. I always wondered how she would look in a picture if I played with cross processing my film or experimenting with double exposures!

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If you could bring your cameras and film anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
I would bring my Lomo LC-A+ and Belair X 6-12 City Slicker to Japan and India. I would love to travel Japan since I’ve never been there before. It think it’s an interesting country – I wish I could travel there soon in future.

For India, I would like to take a lot street photography of India, capturing the moments and the interesting scene. Since the Lomo LC-A+ is so small, it will be an advantage to shoot street photography. And the seemingly panoramic 6-12 format for the Belair X 6-12 City Slicker is miraculous – it make your pictures look awesome.

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What tips and tricks would you share for new Lomographers?

Always bring your Lomo camera with you – anytime and anywhere! When something interests you or catches your eye, pull out your nifty gadget and shoot! Most Lomography cameras are light weight, and shouldn’t be a burden for you to carry :)

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You can find more special photos in mont0417's LomoHome. Be sure to check them out and perhaps strike a conversation with him and make a new Lomography Community friend!

written by jasonskung on 2013-03-11 in #people #lomoamigos #analogue-photography #malaysia #community-lomoamigo #lomoamigo #analogue-cameras #mont0417


  1. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    Congratz Datuk Adam :p

  2. fayeusokoi
    fayeusokoi ·

    Haha, when u become datuk? @mont0417

  3. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    Congrats :D

  4. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    Yo yo yo @mont0417 on roll! POTD and now Lomoamigo! =D

  5. mont0417
    mont0417 ·

    wow......!!! Thx guys !! really appreciate it !! ^^ @fayeusokoi, tu la @jetnz81, simply gif ppl nickname XD

  6. mont0417
    mont0417 ·

    Thx @jasonskung for the good work ^^ :)

  7. mont0417
    mont0417 ·

    Thx @tomkiddo, @adi_totp, and @daisymae.

  8. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    Wahahaha~ cos @yokekei asking me to explain it bah >,<

  9. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    congrats mate! ;)

  10. ripsta
    ripsta ·


  11. mont0417
    mont0417 ·

    Thx @istionojr, @ripsta :)

  12. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Very nice to meet you Adam :)

  13. mont0417
    mont0417 ·

    @mafiosa :) me too ! have a nice weekend :)

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