The Man Behind the Giant La Sardina


When you enter Lomography Gallery Store Singapore, you will not fail to notice this giant La Sardina. It’s sitting quietly there like a tame baby but it’s so adorable that everyone will want to hug and fiddle with it! It has been held, pinched, touched, kissed, hugged and worn by hundreds of people. But have you ever wondered who the man the man behind the magnificent La Sardina is?

He is the man who supports me in everything that I do, listens to me when I cry, and provides for me when I am need. He is an artist, a sculptor, a hunter (real jungle hunting), a professional angler and a basketball coach. He is a superhero. He is my father.

I was planning some props for Lomographers to play around during the opening party. Then I talked to my father about the idea. Without thinking much, he said: Let’s do it.

So he drew a few sketches on paper, bought different types of materials: foam board, perforated board, paints, etc. The first step is to build the body. The front and the back cover is easy, the hardest part is to bend the foam board by heating it to build the rounded sides of the La Sardina. As a perfectionist, he scrapped the first La Sardina body because it is not up to his standard. Every night he was thinking what is the best material to make the lens, the shutter, the view finder, and the holes for the flash. The Giant La Sardina took him a month to complete.

The Giant La Sardina is his gift for all of us, the Lomographers in Singapore! Today, you can still see it at Lomography Gallery Store Singapore.

My father is adventurous, active, and humorous! He loves outdoor as much Lomographers do. Sometimes we spend our weekend fishing at the river. We also gave him a surprise on his birthday this year! And he joined us to celebrate my birthday with me at Jurong Bird Park too!

He is also a Lomographer. He loves Diana F+. These are some pictures that he took.

Thank you father, I love you!

Get ready to sail the high seas with our new La Sardina collection! These 35mm cameras are equipped with spectacular wide-angle lens, multiple exposure capabilities, and a rewind dial—everything you need for fun-filled and thrill-soaked escapades. Get your own La Sardina camera now!

written by meerly on 2011-12-27 #lifestyle #analogue #singapore #gallery-store #la-sardina


  1. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Hooray to @meerly 's dad! :D

  2. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Super Dad!

  3. hakimbo05
    hakimbo05 ·

    Awesome father :)

  4. snappi
    snappi ·

    Dads are for life!!

  5. geegraphy
    geegraphy ·

    Awesome dad is awesome! He should totally have his signature on the giant La Sardina. :'D

  6. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    He's a hero! Cheer's to @meerly 's papa! :)

  7. meerly
    meerly ·

    Yey! Next, what you would like my father to come up with?

  8. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Aww sweet! Super dad! :)

  9. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    awwww :)

  10. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    you have a fun family!

  11. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·


  12. xian
    xian ·

    Awesome stuff! Without his efforts I wouldn't have a brilliant dp with the giant La Sardina! :D

  13. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    super-dad! @meerly: we should definitely have a chance to meet your dad at the store soon... maybe he has some diana F+ tips as well!

  14. intergalactic
    intergalactic ·

    It is a great piece of art !

  15. mloo
    mloo ·

    Awww, I like thsi article! @meerly great one :))

  16. bhoidy
    bhoidy ·

    @mloo thanks! by the way when are you coming down ha?
    @b0rn2b1ush i hope he can share some tips too, let me invite him, haha!

  17. mloo
    mloo ·

    @meerly Don't worry will go and visit you and your shop SOON!(may be b4 CNY with garylim?! erm...)
    @bhoudy HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all :)

  18. 86john
    86john ·

    @meerly see you at sg next year. remember to tour me around when i show up and tell you "meerly, i m john n i want you to tour me around sg" :)

  19. meerly
    meerly ·

    @86john No problem! See you... next year? 2013?

  20. 86john
    86john ·

    2012. lol. see if i managed to save some money or not.

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