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The Man Behind the Giant La Sardina

When you enter Lomography Gallery Store Singapore, you will not fail to notice this giant La Sardina. It's sitting quietly there like a tame baby but it's so adorable that everyone will want to hug and fiddle with it! It has been held, pinched, touched, kissed, hugged and worn by hundreds of people. But have you ever wondered who the man the man behind the magnificent La Sardina is?

He is the man who supports me in everything that I do, listens to me when I cry, and provides for me when I am need. He is an artist, a sculptor, a hunter (real jungle hunting), a professional angler and a basketball coach. He is a superhero. He is my father.

I was planning some props for Lomographers to play around during the opening party. Then I talked to my father about the idea. Without thinking much, he said: Let’s do it.

So he drew a few sketches on paper, bought different types of materials: foam board, perforated board, paints, etc. The first step is to build the body. The front and the back cover is easy, the hardest part is to bend the foam board by heating it to build the rounded sides of the La Sardina. As a perfectionist, he scrapped the first La Sardina body because it is not up to his standard. Every night he was thinking what is the best material to make the lens, the shutter, the view finder, and the holes for the flash. The Giant La Sardina took him a month to complete.

The Giant La Sardina is his gift for all of us, the Lomographers in Singapore! Today, you can still see it at Lomography Gallery Store Singapore.

My father is adventurous, active, and humorous! He loves outdoor as much Lomographers do. Sometimes we spend our weekend fishing at the river. We also gave him a surprise on his birthday this year! And he joined us to celebrate my birthday with me at Jurong Bird Park too!

He is also a Lomographer. He loves Diana F+. These are some pictures that he took.

Thank you father, I love you!

Get ready to sail the high seas with our new La Sardina collection! These 35mm cameras are equipped with spectacular wide-angle lens, multiple exposure capabilities, and a rewind dial—everything you need for fun-filled and thrill-soaked escapades. Get your own La Sardina camera now!

written by meerly

20 comments

  1. icuresick

    icuresick

    Hooray to @meerly 's dad! :D

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  2. lawypop

    lawypop

    Super Dad!

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  3. hakimbo05

    hakimbo05

    Awesome father :)

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  4. snappi

    Dads are for life!!
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  5. geegraphy

    geegraphy

    Awesome dad is awesome! He should totally have his signature on the giant La Sardina. :'D

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  6. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    He's a hero! Cheer's to @meerly 's papa! :)

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  7. meerly

    meerly

    Yey! Next, what you would like my father to come up with?

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  8. gelibee

    gelibee

    Aww sweet! Super dad! :)

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  9. spoeker

    spoeker

    awwww :)

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  10. wil6ka

    wil6ka

    you have a fun family!

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  11. awesomesther

    awesomesther

    AWESOME DADDY!!!!!! CHEERS!

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  12. xian

    xian

    Awesome stuff! Without his efforts I wouldn't have a brilliant dp with the giant La Sardina! :D

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  13. b0rn2b1ush

    b0rn2b1ush

    super-dad! @meerly: we should definitely have a chance to meet your dad at the store soon... maybe he has some diana F+ tips as well!

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  14. intergalactic

    intergalactic

    It is a great piece of art !

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  15. mloo

    mloo

    Awww, I like thsi article! @meerly great one :))

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  16. bhoidy

    bhoidy

    @mloo thanks! by the way when are you coming down ha? @b0rn2b1ush i hope he can share some tips too, let me invite him, haha!
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  17. mloo

    mloo

    @meerly Don't worry will go and visit you and your shop SOON!(may be b4 CNY with garylim?! erm...)
    @bhoudy HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all :)

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  18. 86john

    86john

    @meerly see you at sg next year. remember to tour me around when i show up and tell you "meerly, i m john n i want you to tour me around sg" :)

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  19. meerly

    meerly

    @86john No problem! See you... next year? 2013?

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  20. 86john

    86john

    2012. lol. see if i managed to save some money or not.

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