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

Credits: 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!

Credits: adi_totp

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 on 2012-03-18 #lifestyle #interview #community #feature #q-a #lomoguru


  1. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    Congrats @adi_totp :)

  2. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    congratz buddy !!! well deserved !!!

  3. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·

    Woooooooooooooo! Great!

  4. warning
    warning ·

    amiguito ;-)

  5. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @Adi_totp: congrats!

  6. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

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

  7. sandkorn
    sandkorn ·

    great interview, well deserved!!!

  8. grazie
    grazie ·

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

  9. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    adi_TOP! very nice interview!

  10. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

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

  11. realrampage
    realrampage ·

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

  12. ridwanfals
    ridwanfals ·

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

  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! :)

  14. renenob
    renenob ·


  15. goonies
    goonies ·

    @adi_totp congrats my friend :D

  16. 134340
    134340 ·

    congrats ! :)

  17. lawypop
    lawypop ·

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

  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

  19. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

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

  20. screamverz
    screamverz ·

    Selamat @adi_totp . Keep up the Great work.

  21. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    emg lo bahaya bgt deh di! ;DDD

  22. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Congrats @adi_totp ! We love you! Hahaha

  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

  24. xmaryx
    xmaryx ·


  25. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    Go go go Adi! :)

  26. dreadlockboy
    dreadlockboy ·

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

  27. bravebird
    bravebird ·

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

  28. japsix
    japsix ·

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

  29. mishika
    mishika ·

    congrats @adi_totp!!! you totally deserve it!

  30. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    @adi_totp = awesome!

  31. albeelee
    albeelee ·

    Congrats! :)

  32. sobetion
    sobetion ·


  33. lomonesia
    lomonesia ·

    Congrats! (: selamat kakak! :)

  34. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @mikahsupageek thank you,Mikah! :D

  35. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @adzfar thank man! :D

  36. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  37. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @warning amiguita :D apa kabar,teman?

  38. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @bloomchen thank you very much!

  39. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @hervinsyah hatur nuhun bro! mari kita hunting!

  40. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @sandkorn thanks Ina :D

  41. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  42. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @superlighter haha adi_top, thanks aurelio! :D

  43. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @dikasapi thanks dika! :D

  44. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  45. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  46. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  47. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @renenob Hello! :D

  48. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @goonies thanks mario! :D

  49. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @134340 thank you very much :D

  50. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  51. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  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 ?

  53. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  54. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @screamverz terima kasih Enver! :D Lomo on!

  55. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  56. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @istionojr hahaha

  57. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @icuresick thanks Erick! :D haha

  58. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @albeelee thanks albee! :D

  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

  60. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @xmaryx thank you :D

  61. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  62. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  63. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  64. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @azzzy hahaha thanks man! :D

  65. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  66. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @lomonesia terima kasih adik :D

  67. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @adi_totp - insyaAllah..someday my friend

  68. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @ripsta insyaAllah arip :)

  69. ucinz
    ucinz ·

    @adi-totp selamat kakak :D

  70. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    Yeaah :D Congrats Adi !

  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 =)

  72. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @ucinz terima kasih :D

  73. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @jeabzz thanks JB! Yeaaah! :D

  74. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  75. sondyy
    sondyy ·


  76. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

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

  77. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @sondyy terima kasih mas sondy :D

  78. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  79. inine
    inine ·


  80. niasarinastiti
    niasarinastiti ·

    Selamat!! :D

  81. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @inine hey bro! thanks! :D

  82. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @niasarinastiti terima kasih Nia! :D

  83. stouf
    stouf ·

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

  84. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  85. disdis
    disdis ·

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

  86. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

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

  87. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

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

  88. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @lomodirk hey dirk! haha.. thanks :D

  89. panjihardjakaprabon
    panjihardjakaprabon ·

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

  90. panjihardjakaprabon
    panjihardjakaprabon ·

    bros for life man *bro fist

  91. 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!!

  92. 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

  93. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @FADJARADIPUTRA woooow baru baca ini jar.. Times flies jar :D Thanks bro!

  94. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  95. lightswarrior
    lightswarrior ·

    a real lomographer! cool bro :)

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