This is your last chance to pre-order your Petzval Lens and get the special aperture plates included for free! With estimated delivery in August (or even sooner), don’t miss out on securing your picture perfect portrait lens!

Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

La Sardina Wardrobe Artist - Ekee's La Sardina DIY

Ekee, a full time singer, is the vocalist from the band 夜鬼. Her special vocals, black attire, and the letter "E" tattooed on her neck are her signature trademarks. What kind of La Sardina DIY surprises can a singer like Ekee bring us?

1. Why were you interested in this La Sardina Wardrobe Project?
There are already much to many local Cross-Over projects that don’t really make any sense to me. However, this time, when Lomography invited me, I had just graduated art school and was about to start my big plan of “Art”. So that’s why I accepted the invitation wholeheartedly!

2. What was your first impression of the La Sardina DIY ?
My heart was screaming: Wow! Snowy white, so pretty!

3. What’s your initial idea of designing this La Sardina ?
I just came back from a trip to Nepal. Being so deeply in love with the local Nepalese vans that are decorated with lots of fluorescent stickers, I decided to do something very M.I.A. BAD GIRL*_ , hence the Nepalese van style La Sardina DIY.

*4. What message are you hoping to convey from your La Sardina DIY artwork? *
Initially, when most of my friends saw this they think about Buddha’s hand, the flower of life, etc. Themes like that.

As I prefer cultural style, it stood out to me that there were many lotus flower stickers on Nepalese vans. So I wanted to add this to the camera. However, if you go closer, you will see that I’ve actually written some “bad things” around the camera. Therefore, this camera has nothing to do with the “New Age”, and instead presents the beautiful side of being common.

5. Would you mind sharing some tips or thoughts with all the DIY newbies?
I would say that I’m a Free-Style person. Once I set my sights on something and have clear direction I’ll move on to realize it.

The La Sardina camera has a big surface area, which allows us to fully dare to be creative. Anyway there’s one little tip to those who would like to DIY your camera: if your camera is not for exhibition purposes and you were to use it for daily-shooting, you shouldn’t use any materials that would fall off easily. This would be easier to maintain.

Thanks for completing this interview with us on Lomography magazine

La Sardina Wardrobe Exhibition Opening Party

The white canvas offers infinite imagination. In order to showcase the special characteristic of the La Sardina DIY, Lomography has recently invited 11 local, well-known, creatives to design 11 different styles of this all-white La Sardina DIY . They are all on display currently, so stop by to have a look! More artworks are showcased on our Facebook and Online Magazine.

written by edwinchau and translated by lihooi

No comments yet, be the first

Read this article in another language

The original version of this article is written in: 中文(繁體版). It is also available in: Deutsch & 日本語.