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LomoGuru of the Week: Adi_totp

Not only he’s one of the Community’s hyper-active snapshooters, he’s also the most sociable Lomographer you could meet. Currently located in one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia, it’s not that hard to be affected by his unmistakable hospitality and witty personality. So today, allow yourself to be acquainted with the ‘lens-licker’ himself, adi_totp!

Name: Adi Prakarsa
LomoHome: http://www.lomography.com/homes/adi_totp
Location: Bandung, Indonesia
Number of years as a Lomographer: 5
Number of years in the Community: 5

Photo by adi_totp

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

There are too many memorable experiences. I just can’t mention it one by one. I remember when I got my first LHOTD back on 2008 – I was hanging out with my friends then Marko (@mgf) texted me, “Adi, you’re LHOTD today.. Congrats!” I replied “LHOTD? What is LHOTD?” and he replied “LomoHome of the Day”. I was like “WOOOOOOOOW” because I just joined the Lomographic Community and surprisingly I was LHOTD. I never thought of that when I joined this Community on 2007. LHOTD on the old Lomography site was my most memorable experience in the Lomographic Community because that’s my first big step in Lomography. First things are memorable. Thank you Lomography for giving me the chance!

Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends? If yes, name at least one of them.

Yes, on early 2011 Sherwin (antibiotyx) and Gic (imnotgic) visited Bandung. I met Sherwin in the Community and meeting him in Bandung was awesome! He shared many analogue tips, he is one talented Lomographer!

After Sherwin and Gic, I met Johann (johannaffendy) and his wife. He visited Bandung for honeymoon and we just spent good times in Bandung. Long before, Johann and I were close friends. We shared a lot of things in common but the most important thing is Lomography of course. When I met him, he talked about Lomography so much, this man is really really passionate about Lomography, so there’s no surprise that Johann now works for Lomography. The man is living his dreams! And now I consider him as a big brother. Kakak Johann! After Johann, I should’ve met Is (eastmoe). Another legendary Lomographer from Malaysia! But because of my post grad classes, I didn’t meet him. Is met another Bandung Lomographer like Panji (panjihardjakaprabon) and Marko (mgf). Speaking of Panji and Marko, these two Lomographers are my buddies. They actually introduced me to the world of Lomography back on 2007. We are in the same university, same faculty, and sometimes even the same classes! On this occasion, I would like to thank them! Terima kasih, Teman!

On January 2012, two ladies from Singapore visited Bandung. Gosh! Bandung is really a nice city to visit. They’re Shareen (quaisoir) and Liza (stonefairy)! Shareen and Liza who are Bandung Lomographers went to a Lomowalk and it was so much fun! It was a GOOD TIME! We talked about a lot of cameras and films. Shareen and Liza are really funny! I laughed out loud every time they made a joke! Panji, Shareen and Liza will make your day full of laughter, I had that kind of day and it was awesome! I just remember this quote “Keep calm and carry on” and we somehow just keep saying “Keep calm…” for many times and we laughed like crazy, we were not drunk but we had so much fun! Haha.

I have a close friend in the Community but we never met. She is Dasha (@japsix). She helped me a lot during my starting point in the Lomographic Community. Thanks dear!

I have to mention Bandung Lomographers: From Panji, Marko, Yoga (istionojr), Chris (kuryzu),Oki (ngoki), Shie (shielladwnd), Zoltan (08thzolt), Rain (raintanumadia) Enem (KLNM), Oki (aokisetiawan) Abi (didijitalsin), Lukman (mikejugalukman) Bram (debi4n) to Ridwan (@ridwanfals). Yeah, it’s been years we rock Bandung with Lomography!

I have many friends here, we basically talk in messages and end up doing doubles. That’s the very fun part of this Community. Doing doubles with Arip (ripsta), Mery (atria007), Dirk (lomodirk), Pui (dakadev_pui), Ina (sandkorn), Noe (deprofundis), Mario (goonies) and Julija (Neja) was really a great experience. I learn a lot every time I do doubles! Oh yeah, sneak peek.. I will do some doubles with Erick (@icuresick) ! Just wait and see!

There are other good friends I’d like to meet in real life and do some Lomowalks with like dakadev_pui, @eva_eva, @elvismartinezsmith, @mikahsupahgeek, , @jeabbzz ,warning, @wuxiong, @disdis, @lawypop, @grad , @satomi, @itisanormalname @inine (who helped me a lot for my India trip, thanks bro!) and many more. Finally I want to meet my gurus, @vicuna @upic, @Stouf @maxpinckers @wil6ka @singlelderly @hodachrome and @anarchy. They have inspired me so much in Lomography.

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

Of course! Why? I love Lomography and I love shooting. Shooting makes me happy! That’s why I will be taking Lomographs in the next 5 to 10 years to document all things in my life. Lomographs help me remember things that’s why I do the wide diary using LC-Wide. To remember things in my life. I hope Lomography will continue their line of films especially Lomography X-pro. I love slide film! who doesn’t anyway? X-pro! X-pro! X-pro!

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

This is a tough question. I have three favorite Lomo camera but there’s a memorable experience while using Horizon Perfekt. It was on February 2012, I was in India and traveling all alone. It was a great experience! India is indeed incredible. I always remember that every time I walked with my Horizon Perfekt. People ask me “ What is that?”, I received so many “What is that?” and much much many “Good camera, bro!”, “Great camera,sir!”. Horizon Perfekt is really a charming camera, everybody wants to know this camera! Even in Udaipur, people tried Horizon Perfekt and goes “What’s that water on the viewfinder?”, “What kind of result when using this kind of camera?”.. I answered them patiently and ending up “Hey man, please take a photograph of me!”. That’s really a memorable experience! I don’t know how many people said to me “Great camera,man”. I think India loves Horizon Perfekt and we all love Horizon Perfekt, don’t we? My quote is “Everything will be perfect with Horizon Perfekt”. Perfekt!

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

Don’t think just shoot! Shoot, shoot and shoot! Shooting makes us happy! Therefore you have to shoot someone else and share the love of Lomography. Just have fun! Don’t think too much and just have fun with your camera, Shoot everything, anytime, anywhere and everywhere! Don’t forget to use flash and don’t forget to shoot yourself! Just let loose and enjoy shooting! Yeah, If it feels good, just do it! Hahaha. Oh yeah, buy tons of slide films! That’s an advice for me and everybody. Come on let’s have fun with Lomography!

They are the ones whose passion transcends not only by what they do and say, but also with what they see and capture with their film cameras. And with such attributes aforementioned, they are what we call LomoGurus! Every week, we get to ask questions and reveal some insights with the most talented and productive of all Lomographers from the community!

written by fookshit

93 comments

  1. adzfar

    adzfar

    Congrats @adi_totp :)

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  2. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    congratz buddy !!! well deserved !!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  3. dakadev_pui

    dakadev_pui

    Woooooooooooooo! Great!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  4. warning

    warning

    amiguito ;-)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  5. bloomchen

    bloomchen

    @Adi_totp: congrats!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  6. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    Sae' pisan. Yang wawancara fookshit pula. Salam hormat guru Adi =D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  7. sandkorn

    sandkorn

    great interview, well deserved!!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  8. grazie

    grazie

    woohooo Adi!!! Congrats! very nice guy and truly well deserved!!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  9. superlighter

    superlighter

    adi_TOP! very nice interview!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  10. dikasapi

    dikasapi

    wohooo kang @adi_totp emang yahui!! go Indonesia go!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  11. realrampage

    realrampage

    great guru ! congrats Mr lens-licker ! ^_^

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  12. ridwanfals

    ridwanfals

    wah mantap bang @adi_totp ....congrats yak bang.. syukurannya cukup di wendy's aja ga usah di pezza hut... wkwkwkwk

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  13. vicuna

    vicuna

    Congrats Mr Lens Licker!!! :))) A great Lomo Guru, for sure!! And hope we will have the chance to meet for real one day @adi_totp! :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  14. renenob

    renenob

    Adiiiii!!!!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  15. goonies

    goonies

    @adi_totp congrats my friend :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  16. 134340

    134340

    congrats ! :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  17. lawypop

    lawypop

    Congrats @adi_totp , hope to lomo walk wif you some day too :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  18. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    Hello lens licker @adi_totp! I would love to meet u in person someday too! :D Congrats and Lomo On! XD

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  19. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    @adi_totp is the nicest lomographer i met. keep on shooting, my friend. :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  20. screamverz

    screamverz

    Selamat @adi_totp . Keep up the Great work.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  21. istionojr

    istionojr

    emg lo bahaya bgt deh di! ;DDD

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  22. icuresick

    icuresick

    Congrats @adi_totp ! We love you! Hahaha

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  23. johann_affendy

    johann_affendy

    thanks for the mention brother @adi_totp ! please come to KL soon and i promise you a great time :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  24. xmaryx

    xmaryx

    congrats!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  25. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    Go go go Adi! :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  26. dreadlockboy

    dreadlockboy

    slamat bro adi,anda memang sangat menginspirasi...go indonesia go!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  27. bravebird

    bravebird

    Congrats Mr. Indonesia! We definitely have to meet some time, @adi :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  28. japsix

    japsix

    GREAT interview, dear!!!!!! kisses from still snowy moscow))))

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  29. mishika

    mishika

    congrats @adi_totp!!! you totally deserve it!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  30. azzzy

    azzzy

    @adi_totp = awesome!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  31. albeelee

    albeelee

    Congrats! :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  32. sobetion

    sobetion

    Amazing!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  33. lomonesia

    lomonesia

    Congrats! (: selamat kakak! :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  34. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @mikahsupageek thank you,Mikah! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  35. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @adzfar thank man! :D

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  36. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @dakadev_pui thanks pui! let's do doubles again :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  37. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @warning amiguita :D apa kabar,teman?

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  38. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @bloomchen thank you very much!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  39. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @hervinsyah hatur nuhun bro! mari kita hunting!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  40. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @sandkorn thanks Ina :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  41. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @grazie wohooo! thank you very much,grazie! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  42. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @superlighter haha adi_top, thanks aurelio! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  43. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @dikasapi thanks dika! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  44. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @realrampage thank you my friend! Lens Licking Guru! :D haha

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  45. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @ridwanfals hahaha.. syukurannya hunting aja tar dipimpin sama @debi4an :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  46. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @vicuna yeaah! thanks Stephane! please come to Indonesia :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  47. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @renenob Hello! :D

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  48. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @goonies thanks mario! :D

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  49. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @134340 thank you very much :D

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  50. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @lawypop yeaah, I should go to Singapore one day! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  51. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @upic thanks Ute! thank you very much for your inspiration too! Looking forward to see your Brazil shots :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  52. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @eva_eva yes! thanks eva! Going to KL and have a lomowalk! that's cool! one day okay @johann_affendy ?

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  53. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @antibiotyx oh yes I will keep on shooting! :D thanks sherwin!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  54. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @screamverz terima kasih Enver! :D Lomo on!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  55. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @mishika thank you very much my friend :D Lomo on!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  56. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @istionojr hahaha

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  57. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @icuresick thanks Erick! :D haha

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  58. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @albeelee thanks albee! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  59. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @johann_affendy yeaaah brother! a lomowalk with @eastmoe and @ripsta will be so much fun! one day man one day! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  60. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @xmaryx thank you :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  61. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @superkulisap go go go! thank you very much! :D keep on shooting!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  62. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @dreadlockboy terima kasih mas edhja! go Indonesia goooo! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  63. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @japsix thank you very much,dear! Hope you're doing fine in Moscow! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  64. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @azzzy hahaha thanks man! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  65. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @sobetion thank you very much! love your shots :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  66. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @lomonesia terima kasih adik :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  67. ripsta

    ripsta

    @adi_totp - insyaAllah..someday my friend

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  68. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @ripsta insyaAllah arip :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  69. ucinz

    ucinz

    @adi-totp selamat kakak :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  70. jeabzz

    jeabzz

    Yeaah :D Congrats Adi !

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  71. eastmoe

    eastmoe

    @adi_totp 16 to 19/4/2012 im at bandung...insyaallah klau ada masa kita ketemuin ya.outing di kawasan pasar baru maybe =)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  72. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @ucinz terima kasih :D

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  73. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @jeabzz thanks JB! Yeaaah! :D

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  74. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @eastmoe Wooow! that's good news! Okay, let's outing di kawasan Pasar Baru! :D thanks Is!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  75. sondyy

    sondyy

    sedap

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  76. weechonghooi

    weechonghooi

    Fuiyuuuu~!! sudah jadi Lomoguru doh~!!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  77. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @sondyy terima kasih mas sondy :D

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  78. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @weechonghooi dooh! terima kasih, Hooi! :D How's your trip to Bali?

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  79. inine

    inine

    555+

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  80. niasarinastiti

    niasarinastiti

    Selamat!! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  81. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @inine hey bro! thanks! :D

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  82. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @niasarinastiti terima kasih Nia! :D

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  83. stouf

    stouf

    @adi_totp ADI BROOOOO !!!! : ) YEAH !!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  84. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @stouf HEY BROOO!!!! How are you?!! :D I've been waiting new shots from you, yeah!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  85. disdis

    disdis

    @adi_top Yeah! It would be great to go for a lomowalk with you!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  86. megkalki

    megkalki

    whoa :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  87. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @megkalki you will be up! I know.. Let's see!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  88. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    He´s the real crazy one ;) Congrats :)

    about 2 years ago · report as spam
  89. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @lomodirk hey dirk! haha.. thanks :D

    about 2 years ago · report as spam
  90. panjihardjakaprabon

    panjihardjakaprabon

    what a read i just have.... thanks very much bro, i feel inspired now :D

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  91. panjihardjakaprabon

    panjihardjakaprabon

    bros for life man *bro fist

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  92. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @panjihardjakaprabon you're welcome,bro and thanks for introducing me to the world of Lomography in 2007,hahaha.. almost 6 years ago! *bro fist!!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  93. fadjaradiputra

    fadjaradiputra

    "..Shooting makes us happy!..Just have fun! Don’t think too much and just have fun with your camera, Shoot everything, anytime, anywhere and everywhere!" thanks guru, i got the message

    11 months ago · report as spam

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