My Lomo Story by cyanwater and ymiij

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Two lomo enthusiasts, who felt bored after shooting each other, decided to look for new friends. They hunted around for a local lomo community but to no avail. To satisfy their insatiable hunger for excitement, it was apparent they had to do something about it. Nine days later, on the 27th October 2006, Lomotion Singapore was born. Within months, more and more kids were added to the happy family. They all share the same aim of spreading the love for lomography.

Two lomo enthusiasts, who felt bored after shooting each other, decided to look for new friends. They hunted around for a local lomo community but to no avail. To satisfy their insatiable hunger for excitement, it was apparent they had to do something about it. Nine days later, on the 27th October 2006, Lomotion Singapore was born. Within months, more and more kids were added to the happy family. They all share the same aim of spreading the love for lomography.

Outings after outings, rolls after rolls, they decided to piece up the fun they had together and celebrate the friendships that had developed over time. In October 2007, Lomotion held its first exhibition named Tikam Tikam, at Maad @ Red Dot Design Museum. The exhibition boasted three gigantic lomowalls, consisting of a thousand over stunning lomographs and attracted hundreds over people over two days.

Following the success of Tikam Tikam, Lomotion has gradually evolved from a small lomo community into a boundless forum for sharing snapshots and also to foster experimental photography. To date, there are over 1900 members and the large number is still growing spontaneously.

The big happy family is now looking forward to its second forthcoming lomography exhibition, Playground. It’s about how lomography empowers one to escape from daily routines, squeezes creativity out of lackluster everyday lives and turns ordinary space into an extraordinary playground. Showcasing the fun-filled insane lives of over 100 lomographers, Playground seeks to meet more lomo playmates.

The two lomo lovers are still very much in love with lomography and their future is still filled with endless fun and colours.

With lots of lomo love,

cyanwater & ymmij

http://www.lomotionsg.com

written by shhquiet on 2008-11-21 in #news

14 Comments

  1. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    amazing story!
    i feel very honored to be a witness of how the lomotion community has grown into what it is today over the last few years.
    cyan and jimmy, i really admire your outstanding efforts, dedication and courage!
    congrats to you guys and keep up the good work!:)

  2. jeepeng
    jeepeng ·

    Lomotion.SG ROcks!!!

  3. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    beautiful story!

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    wow! what a happy lomo-family!

  5. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    Great team! Good vibs!

  6. ymmij
    ymmij ·

    thanks guys. :D yeh. setting up lomotion sg wasnt easy. not at all. can't imagine what difficulties lomography.com went thru. lol.

    well, lomotionSG is where it is now becos of everyone's support. From the key-players in lomotionSG (thycursed, barracudas, jestre, thekillergerbil, kase, etc. ), the rest of the amazing people in lomotionSG, saviorjosh (who's not in SG but supported lomotionSG since it started), Lomo MY (kudos for support), lomo manila, many more, and of cos everyone in LSi. :D

    ok .. enough..

    .. where's the oscar... :D

    ps. i can't help but noticed my nick in the topic is wrong. lol.

  7. cyanwater
    cyanwater ·

    Thank you for featuring Lomotion SG's story, sunshine and LSII! :D

    Thank you lomotioners for making Lomotion such a wonderful community!

    Thank you for all the nice words and encouragements. :)

    And of course, thank you my partner, ymmij, for his unconditioned effort for making this possible(from outings to exhibitions to managing the forum) when it's an unprofitable forum.

    Lomo on, guys! ;)

  8. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Aha! The perfect couple! :P Ooops! :X

    Thanks for making Lomotionsg a big success and of course bringing in the many toys for many of us now broke plastic lovers. Keep it up!

    PS. Why do I keep grinnin when I read this line "And of course, thank you my partner, ymmij, for his unconditioned effort"? Muwahahaha!

  9. jhunnie
    jhunnie ·

    a lovely story...it;s not just about lomographs...it's more than that....it's frenship :)

  10. dotdotdot
    dotdotdot ·

    omg omg omg.. the story of the king and queen and a castle of lomolites.. kudos kudos!

  11. kase
    kase ·

    xoxo lomotion!!!

  12. norya
    norya ·

    this is so beautiful!!! and today u all turn 4 years old!!!!!!! LOMOTION ROCKZ!!!!!!!!

  13. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    lomotion really rockzzzzz!!! :D stay rocking!!! :D

  14. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    GGreat story!! Really proud to be part of lomotionsg :)))

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