LomoGuru of the Week: Fayeusokoi


Her local Community is familiar of her cheery disposition which amazingly equates to her wonderful Lomographs! She's from Malaysia but she's pretty known in the international Community, too!

She has a lot in her plate but she never misses to take a Lomograph or two every once in a while. She’s a fan of many things and fun fact here, her name is not what you think it is. Faye? Nope, she’s not Faye!

Well, the curiousity’s getting bigger so before we all get crazy, let’s throw some confetti for this week’s LomoGuru, fayeusokoi!

Credits: fayeusokoi

Name: Yeoh Suat Khee
Lomography Username: fayeusokoi
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Number of years as a Lomographer: 4.5 years
Number of years in the Community: 3 years

Tell us something about yourself… What do you do for a living? What are your main interests?

My name is Suat Khee or you can call me Faye. I work as a graphic designer. I am an ordinary girl who loves eating, baking, traveling, recently has just started running. Becoming a Lomographer made me a bit different with others. And I think I have done a great job when it comes to Lomography. Just like what my friend told me, “when I talk about Lomo, I think about you.” What a big “achievement”!

Please tell us something about your LomoHome’s name.

Everyone has been interested about my LomoHome’s name which is fayeusokoi. I used to be active in several forums before I had a LomoHome. “Faye” is because I love Faye Wong – an artist, singer, and movie star from Hong Kong. At first, I wanted to use Faye Yeoh or whatever with Daye as my ID but it was all unavailable. So I just grabbed a Japanese series DVD on my desk and typed the word “usokoi” which I saw at that moment. And when people ask me how to pronounce my name, I say “Ermm… You can just call me Faye.” Yet until today, I still don’t know what “usokoi” means. It’s funny!

Some Community favourites.

Share to us your most memorable experience in the Lomographic Community.

I have uploaded some photos in my LomoHome eversince I started my Lomography journey though I am not really active in the international Lomographic Community until the Lomography Malaysia page was launched. There we had our first rumble in which I have won my first ever prize from Lomography. And when great things happen, it can’t stop. From then I have been chosen LomoHome of the Week, LomoHome of the Day, Photo of the Day and have alson won two Diana F+ cameras and lots of Piggies from other rumbles and competitions. I have to say big big big thanks to Lomography. I have a really great time and lots of memorable experience here!

Credits: fayeusokoi

Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends?

Yes, some of the people in the Community are my friends! They are ewen, vanilajan, amikamerami, ahleng90, ah_sher, boonhow, cheehoe, fendyfazeli, iammiuu and many more. We have known each other in a very awesome Community in Penang – The LomoPenang

I have also met eva_eva during a trip to Kuala Lumpur and also melmonica, jetnz81 when they came in Penang. Some of the Community members have become my friends through Facebook; mont0417, yokekei, guitarleo, and kiwikoh.

Lomo Penang in Fisheye.

Do you think you’ll still be taking Lomographs in the next 5 years? Why?

Why not? There are still lots of experiments and Tipsters I would like to try.

What is your favorite Lomo camera and why? Do you have any memorable experiences while using this camera?

I do love the Lomo LC-A+, it’s my first Lomography camera! Other than that, the Spinner 360 would also be my favorite camera. I have always dreamt of having a panorama camera before the Spinner 360 was launched. I finished my first roll in just a few hours, but the results were amazing!

You just can’t get it wrong with the LC-A+!

For me, the Spinner 360° is not only a camera but a magic camera that gathers all your friends, family, or even strangers. Every time I take out the Spinner, my friends automatically gather around and gets ready for the shot. It is easy to use with just one pull of the cord. I love to see their smiling faces on my photo. It is also a suitable camera to bring for travel. Although sometimes, I feel that it is a bit hard to keep and a bit heavy to bring out, it is still very easy to use with just one pull of the cord!

Awesome Spinner shots!

Recently, I travel a lot with the LC-Wide. The 17mm Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle lens allows me to capture beautiful sceneries along the way. Plus the new focusing distance is easy and the 0.4m focus point lets me take my self-portrait and also a group photo with my friend. Also some pet portraits!

Having fun with the LC-Wide!

I have made a little experiment with the 0.4mm focus point of LC-wide. I shot a set of portrait double exposures and movie images with my little laptop which is I think js about 14 inches only. And the results are amazing! The images came out clear and nice although I think I got closer over the limit. Indeed, the 17mm ultra-wide Angle lens are wider than it could be because there were still lots of space left blank in the pictures’ corner. Anyway, for better viewing, I cropped out the blank spaces when I upload the photos.

From her LC-Wide experiment.

Please share your most favourite Lomographic photo that you took and explain why.

Credits: fayeusokoi

I always like snapping some underwater portrait shots but I do not have a Krab or an underwater camera that will allow me to do this. But I found that jetnz81, a Lomographer from Tawau in Sabah, took a diving course and has a lot of underwater shots so I approached him with this theme. No doubt, he agreed with the idea. We chose to use the LC-Wide for this doubles project. It is because of the easy focus point of the LC-Wide that can let Jet have a clear and nice underwater shot. First shot was done during Jet’s dive and the second shot was at a dance factory. Thanks to my friend and lovely model, Kim, for the crazy performance and her husband Tan Theng for the lighting design. The results turned great and received high opinions from the Community. It’s always fun to try something different and challenging!

Please share a Lomograph you wish you took and explain why.

Credits: hodachrome

Ya, this is hodachrome Lomograph. I have always liked his work. Plus this is something I want to try. I used to have a chance in doing it but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to prepare well. But it is ok! I will soon and hopefully it works!

What’s the best Lomographic or photography advice you think you have given or have heard?

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams

Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?

Do not fear to try.
Do not stop when you fail.
Be good to your camera. If not, they will not give you results.

Do you think you’re qualified as a LomoGuru? Got something to share in our Community? Then drop me a line at mayee.gonzales@lomography.com and you might become the next LomoGuru!

written by mayeemayee on 2013-08-11 in #lifestyle #lomoguru #fayeusokoi #community-interview


  1. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    congrats, Guru! :D

  2. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    i'm a fan !

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    congraaaaaats! :D

  4. fayeusokoi
    fayeusokoi ·

    Oh it's up! thanks @mayeemayee, @istionojr, @bebopbebop and @adi_totp

  5. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    awesome interview and gallery @fayeusokoi ! I'm always a fan of yours! :)

  6. mont0417
    mont0417 ·

    wow wow wow!!! congratz!!! ^^

  7. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    You're very welcome, @fayeusokoi! Thank you so much, too! :)

  8. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    Yooo~ @fayeusokoi Congratz ya ^,^ i'm ur Fan too :p

  9. 134340
    134340 ·

    Congrats Faye! :)

  10. fayeusokoi
    fayeusokoi ·

    hoho dear, @eva_eva I'm fan of yours too :D.
    yeah yeah yeah @mont0417 @jetnz81 @134340 thank you very much!!

More Interesting Articles

  • Meet our LomoGuru: zulupt

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-08-15 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Meet our LomoGuru: zulupt

    Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!

  • LomoGuru of the Week: hoseun

    written by icequeenubia on 2015-01-11 in #lifestyle #videos
    LomoGuru of the Week: hoseun

    An architect based in Sarawak, Malaysia, Hussein's photographic style is greatly influenced by his love for music and video games. This talented portrait photographer, also known in the community as hoseun, is our LomoGuru of the Week!

  • Meet our LomoGuru: dudizm

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-05-17 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Meet our LomoGuru: dudizm

    A freelance music designer with a strong penchant for analog photography, David Elalouf has been sharing his wonderful photographs in the community for 10 years now. His LomoHome not only became an avenue for him to share his work but also a bridge that forged strong friendships with fellow lomographers. Let's welcome our newest LomoGuru from Paris, France, dudizm!

  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Meet our LomoGuru: Ropi

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-06-20 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Meet our LomoGuru: Ropi

    Our latest LomoGuru is a portrait photographer from Rosario, Argentina who's also passionate about bookbinding and lettering. She took an active interest in these creative outlets to balance out the rigidness of her engineering classes. Let's get to know our fellow lomographer, Rocío Méndez, in this interview.

  • Meet our LomoGuru: roxyvonschlotterstein

    written by lomography on 2015-11-08 in #world #lifestyle
    Meet our LomoGuru: roxyvonschlotterstein

    A passion deeply rooted in her childhood, photography serves as a form of meditation and a creative outlet for Germany-based community member roxyvonschlotterstein. Aside from keeping an active LomoHome, she puts forth effort in participating in photography-related projects and activities with her fellow German lomographers. In this interview, she shares more about her memorable experiences in community, thoughts about shooting on film, and a tidbit about her LomoHome name.

  • Meet our LomoGuru: sirio174

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-03-21 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Meet our LomoGuru: sirio174

    We all know him as the man behind some of the striking street photographs in the community and the inspirational "A Salute to the Masters" series in the magazine. But did you know that he is also an engineering and electronics teacher and a ham radio operator? In this interview, Davide Tambuchi opens up about his fascination with radio, bikes, Subbuteo, and of course analog photography!

  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Newcomer of the Week: frauhaase

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-04-12 in #world #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: frauhaase

    Kathi Haas, also known in the community as frauhaase, is a graphic designer from Lübeck, Germany. She is passionate about documenting Lübeck’s bicycle scene through photographs. In this interview, our Newcomer of the Week shares more about her project and how one community member inspired her to shoot analog.

  • Newcomer of the Week: finrin

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-06-07 in #world #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: finrin

    Seoul, South Korea-based music director Finrin's first brush with analog photography was with a Diana Mini En Rose she received as a birthday gift from her loving fiancé. Joining the community and seeing the inspiring photos of other lomographers motivated her to be a keen observer and shoot even more. Let's all cheer for our Newcomer of the Week, finrin!

  • Newcomer of the Week: psychedelica

    written by icequeenubia on 2015-03-22 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: psychedelica

    His love affair with analog photography started with a Zenit 12 which he received as a birthday present. Almost a decade has passed since but he still continues to capture his everyday life and the spirit of Istanbul's streets on film. Get to know our newcomer of the week from Turkey, Can Ortak also known in the community as psychedelica!

  • Shop News

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Shoot wider and bigger with this new instax camera that has film format twice the size of the instax mini films!

  • Newcomer of the Week: shufi

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-30 in #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: shufi

    Shufi had been browsing the website for inspiration for years before finally she finally created her own LomoHome. Her endless research and strong passion for film photography finally bore fruit when the community recognized her talent and hailed her as one of October's most popular newcomers. Meet our newcomer of the week from Jakarta, Indonesai, Shufi Handhayani!

  • Newcomer of the Week: fraumuellerdenktnach

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-08-09 in #world #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: fraumuellerdenktnach

    Daniela admits that she's still a newbie when it comes to photography but the positive feedback she's receiving from the community motivates her to push harder and shoot more. Let's get to know more about this dedicated lomographer from Stuttgart, Germany, fraumuellerdenktnach!

  • Through the Dollhouse with Melanie Martinez

    written by mindofmyra on 2015-05-04 in #people #lomoamigos
    Through the Dollhouse with Melanie Martinez

    Melanie Martinez is a woman of many talents. Not only is she a unique singer and songwriter, but she is also an avid photographer who captures the tour life from a perspective like no other. It's time to share the special moments of her Dollhouse Tour and to figure out what makes her mind tick.