Lomography Then and Now, Eva_Eva and Her LomoDiary


She's not only familiar in our online Community but also personally for the Lomographers of Malaysia. A then Lomography employee and and now a true-blue Lomographer, it's perfect time she shares us her LomoDiary.

Her name is easy to remember and so is her stunning style when it comes to film photography. She truly knows her craft and spends a big deal of effort in doing them! Eva or yes, eva_eva in this Community of ours is our featured Lomographer for June 2013’s LomoDiary. Read on and be inspired of her life with Lomography!

Credits: eva_eva

Name: Eva Lai Yee Wah
Lomography Username: eva_eva
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Number of years as a Lomographer: Six and a half years
Number of years in the Community: Five years

Please tell us something about yourself. What are your interests? What do you do for a living?

I have a fetish for polka dots! Haha! I love going out and meeting people, I enjoy having good conversations with people around me then arrive home feeling inspired or delightful. A silent me-time afterwards also happens. I enjoy shooting photographs, especially when I travel to new places I have never been before. Oh, and I love café hopping but I don’t drink coffee. Lately, I’ve been enjoying baking, too. I realized that baking makes me feel completely occupied and focus. Super stress reliever I tell you. Haha!

Dots and pattern are such a craze for this lady!

Kindly relate to us any memorable experience; whether happy or sad, you’ve had in relation to Lomography.

I have met a lot of Community members around the world through Lomography! Whenever I visit a certain country, I try to meet-up with the local Lomographers and they have never failed to bring me around for good food, sight-seeing, and a Lomo-walk as well. This feels really good! We might not speak the same language but the connection between us is really strong. I guess Lomographers have this kind of spirit or passion that everyone in the Community, regardless of age, race, or language, can click really well.

Tell us a story in which Lomography or the Lomographic Community has been a great part of. We’ll be glad to hear it.

The most memorable experience would definitely being part of the company. I was once the Digital and Online Marketing Manager for Lomography Malaysia for approximately one year and nine months. The working experience with the company changed my perspective in life a lot. I saw a lot of different things, met a lot of different people, thought differently and was definitely a priceless experience.

Awesome doubles with meerly, adi_totp, and miranda!

What are the emotions that best explain this story you have? What are your thoughts about it?

Stress! Haha. I guess the more you love the company the more you give your best into it! The stress kinda made me grow somehow. It’s a good thing. I’m happy to be part of the company even if it’s only for a short while.

If ever this experience did not happen, will your life (or yourself) be the same as before? Why?

Every person or every incident that came into your life marked some changes, be it a minor or a tremendous one. For this, I can say that working for Lomography really changed my life a lot. I wasn’t in the industry before this, and the working opportunity came in because of my passion for Lomography. By then, I gathered my courage to make a change and that’s how Lomography became an even more important part of my life. I guess life begins when you are away from your comfort zone. And nevertheless, change is always good in life.

Credits: eva_eva

Any future plans you have that you will let Lomography play a part? Please share!

Lomography is important and for sure will be a part of my future plans. I wish to shoot more Lomographic portraits (any models fpr volunteer?), some shooting projects, and maybe a solo exhibition? There are more plans ahead, so don’t forget to catch up with me at my website!

Please share a song or a movie that has made an impact in your personal life.

That would be “The Memory Is Cruel” by Russian Red. Similar with the song title, it brings a lot of sad memories. A friend of mine, "iamwen"http://www.lomography.com/homes/iamwen introduced me to this song when I was so heartbroken a few years back. The song is so sad and it makes me so emotional whenever I listen to it. Eventhough it’s sad, it’s still a very beautiful song and I still keep listening to it every now and then. I do not feel that emotional anymore, but the memories is still cruel somehow.

Now let us see Eva’s handpicked gallery of Lomographs!


Credits: eva_eva

This was from a film swap project with renaishashin a few years back, and it’s still my favourite picture so far. The dots blend really well with my own portrait, which best explains my fetish for polka dots!


Credits: eva_eva

Perfect sunrise and silhouette at Broga Hill. I’m not a morning person and it’s really rare that I could get up early and witness the sunrise. That day I went to hike the Broga Hill and saw this beautiful sunrise and just snapped the silhouette of a friend of mine. I never thought the outcome would be this way by the moment I clicked the shutter button. It’s really unexpected and I love the colors and composition of this picture. I think it’s been a few years ago but it’s still one of my favourite silhouette pictures of all.


Credits: eva_eva

That awesome feeling when I learned to develop my first contact print. Read the story here.


Credits: eva_eva

The light leaked flowers. “Life is like analogue photography, you never know what you’re gonna get.” Read the story here.


Credits: eva_eva

A sad picture, but please don’t misunderstand! The couple are happily married for a few years already and is gifted with a cute baby girl named Nana! I miss going out with a bunch of Lomo-buddies and have fun taking pictures together.

Got a story to share? How important is Lomography in your life? Your story might just be perfect for our LomoDiary so head on and give me a line at mayee.gonzales@lomography.com!

written by mayeemayee on 2013-06-07 in #lifestyle #malaysia #lomodiary #community #eva_eva


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    hello eva!!! :D great interview indeed!

  2. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Hello, @eva_eva! This was a really nice interview, thank you for having it with us! :)

  3. hoseun
    hoseun ·

    Lovely! Fun read! Go Eva!!! :)

  4. sobetion
    sobetion ·

    @eva_eva Wowww!! nice interview, love your style my friend :)

  5. robotto_dawad
    robotto_dawad ·

    nice interview :D

  6. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Very nice to "meet" you @eva_eva . Your photos are amazing, and your avatar is one of the most recognizable.

  7. satomi
    satomi ·

    Cute eva_eva. I haven't seen you around here these days.

  8. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    big fan!

  9. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    lovely interview :)

  10. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    my idol :p

  11. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @eva_eva memang terbaik!

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