A burning hot charcoal factory experience that ignited my inspiration for a few snaps. The visit to the factory was awesome, as it opened my eyes to a lot of new things that I didn’t know before.
I stepped foot on this interesting place last year, located right in the middle of a spectacular mangrove forest in Matang, Kuala Sepetang. My colleagues and myself drove for 2-and a-half hours down from Petaling Jaya to this old town near Taiping, where charcoals were produced. Our journey locating this place was filled with adventure as we found ourselves driving in circles and constantly stopping for directions.
We’re so glad that we manage to find the place; it was pure satisfaction, as we were awed by the existence and maintenance of such a large charcoal factory. Too cool! This is definitely going into my books of unforgettable experiences.
Tatsuo Takei's been making waves as he shoots the longboarding tradition in the Golden State with photography and film. Following a routine of surfing and shooting in film, we get to know more about Tatsuo's life and work in this interview.
In this second installment of our special two-part feature on cinematic photographers, we take a look back to more photographers who have mastered the dreamy, often surreal aesthetic of cinematic photography.
Nick Collingwood is an avid film photographer and active Lomography community member in New York City. He loves experimenting, which is why the LomoChrome Purple was his choice of film for his travels to Joshua Tree National Park and Portugal.