Malaysian Community Personality Guide #1: weechonghooi and His Diana F+

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With our wide variety of Lomographic cameras, let’s check out which one draws the most attention and love from our selected Malaysian community members! This time, weechonghooi – a Design & Estimation Engineer from Malaysia – share with us his Lomographic journey with his favorite camera in relation to his personality, along with a selection of his favorite shots.

Photo by weechonghooi

Name: Wee Chong Hooi
Age: Born in 1983
Occupation: Design & Estimation Engineer
Location: Born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. Currently working in Singapore.
Lomohome: weechonghooi

Tell us something about yourself.
Diana F+ has the kind of dreamy effects that I find it suits my personality. I do daydream a lot regardless of when and where I am, including going for outdoor activities, working in office, working at home, day time, afternoon time, evening time. I am a heavy daydreamer, believe this or not, I’ve just did it again for 3 minutes ago.

So, yah, sometimes I caught exactly what I dreamt through my Diana F+, you know when you dream, you don’t see things more than 10 seconds, you can’t remember a person’s face who happened to be your best buddy for no reason in your dream, you can’t see far in dreams. In my dream, there are many uncertainties, blurry, sometimes out of focus, sometimes real sharp. Something like that.

How many Lomographic cameras do you have in your collection?
SuperSampler, LCA+ RL, Horizon Perfekt, Diana F+, Diana mini, HOLGA 120, HOLGA 135, Fisheye 2, Seagull Red/Gold edition (I love it a lot!) and the Lomokino.

Since you are a film camera fanatic, why Diana F+ is your favorite among all?
I love all of them, so it’s hard to choose one. But Diana F+ ends up to be my favorite. First of all, I love to hold any of my lomographic camera in my hand, my first impression of lomography is the “smell” instead of the looks, same goes to my Diana F+. Apart from smell, one reason why I love Diana F+ is because it looks like a toy camera yet it has the classical antiquely analogue kind of look. I think it’s just so simple yet so special.

I love how its shutter “Slashing” & “Clicking”; I love how its advance-spool “Ticking”.
Sometimes, when it’s empty. I even have the habit to click its shutter and turn its advance-spool just to hear their sound. It is very easy to use. As the matter of fact, I used to hate this camera when I first got it. My first 6 rolls had almost make me wanted to throw it away. My photos was mostly misaligned, and was out focus, etc. However, looking back to those pictures, this is what Diana F+ is to me, and this reflects my personality. Starting from then, making mistakes on Diana F+ somehow became my favorite part.

Describe the Diana F+ in 5 words.
Dreaming In All Natural Activities, LOL~!!!!

Which of your own Lomographic shot taken by Diana F+ is your favorite and why?
I like the picture below a lot because I used to hate them as a mistakes and love them a lot when I realized it is my personality.

Photos by weechonghooi

The Diana F+ is a new twist on the ‘60s classic cult camera. Famous for its dreamy and soft-focused images, the Diana F+ is now packed with extra features such as panorama and pinhole capabilities. Available in our Online Shop.

written by eva_eva on 2011-12-01 #lifestyle #malaysia #guide #personality #weechonghooi #community #diana-f #favorite-camera

17 Comments

  1. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    nice pics dude : )

  2. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    1 of my fav lomographer..

  3. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    one of my fav lomographer too!

  4. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    I love your diana photos. nice!

  5. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    What is an "estimation engineer"?

  6. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    Thank you ripsta, eastmoe, adzfar, I didnt know I can be one of your favorite lomographer, really happy to hear that.

  7. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    eva_eva, specially thank you for featuring me and give me the opportunity to be here on #1~!!! Thank you~!!! ^__^

  8. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    gvelasco, estimation engineer is required to calculate the cost of a project. My job scopes include estimating the power consumption of a fire alarm system too. :)

  9. reinertlee
    reinertlee ·

    Great!

  10. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    terima kasih Reinert.. :)

  11. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @weechonghooi is the Lomo man who also into xtreme in-line skating :)

  12. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    @lawypop, i didn't know u know about the inline skating part.. Hehhe.. :)

  13. lihooi
    lihooi ·

    super!!!!

  14. hypocrispy
    hypocrispy ·

    creying at the last photo.

  15. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    @hypocrispy, if you mean crying.. i wanna know why? :D

  16. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    Thanks @lihooi :)

  17. hypocrispy
    hypocrispy ·

    @weechonghooi I like the whole composition of it, it looks really good! And yes, the usage of the term 'creying' on the Internet brings 'crying' to a whole new level. ;)

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