A great and talented lomographer, Eastmoe or his real name is Iskandar Ahmad Rodzai. I was reminded that the main reason I love lomography is because of him as he inspired me to immortalize the precious moment in a unique way.
I met Eastmoe in 2008 and started to develop the interest and skill in Lomography in early 2009. He is a “sifu” for me who assists me a lot in learning new techniques and handling the lomo cameras. Also, he guides me well with his insightful thoughts and advises.
He initiated his passion in lomography by capturing the panoramic view using his first analogue camera, smena 8 in year 2005. After 7 years in this field, he has almost 50 collections on analogue camera such as SLR cameras, point and shoot, rangefinders, Lomography cameras, Polaroids, Fuji Instax, medium format cameras, and panoramic cameras. Even so, his favourite camera is the LC-A.
Eastmoe is now an expert in analogue cameras as experience is the teacher of all things. Moreover, he won most of the competitions in Lomography and therefore it boosts my spirit to achieve the same glory as well as to improve my virtuosity. He is my role model at the same time.
Many people admired him for his generosity in sharing his ideas, tips and tricks, as he is a very informative man. He has a distinct character to make “DIY” and recycle stuff or waste to become useful things.
Besides that, his deep concerns in analogue camera allowing him to widen his career into a business path in repairing, repainting and cleaning the analogue camera. Above all of his great achievement and personality, I wish one day I could follow his footstep.