This month, let’s go across South China Sea and hit the shore of East Malaysia! We are going to feature some of our most active community members located in Sarawak! Today, let’s explore the biggest state of Malaysia together with Cutebun aka Sherrie Pui!
Name: Sherrie Pui
Occupation: University graduate
City/Country: Kuching, Sarawak
Hello, tell us a bit about yourself and your Lomographic journey.
I was born in Sandakan, Sabah but grew up in Kuching. I graduated from Swinburne University of Technology. I’m a Marketing and International Business major graduate. I love to blog, travel, take photographs, read and sing. My goal in life is to get a career I love and travel the world. I started shooting in analogue in April 2011 and my first camera was the Aquapix waterproof camera. I come across Lomography through a local TV show introducing multilens cameras. At that time and there was also a Lomography booth by local Kuching Lomographers at a local event named ‘I Love Kuching’ at year 2009.
Are you part of any local community and since when have you been active in the community?
I came across the community LomoHunter when Wandy the founder contacted me on my LomoHome and on Facebook.
Did you join any outings, workshops, and events organized by this community?
I joined my first outing with them last year and even wrote an article about it in Lomography. I also attended a photography workshop and even did a Lomomatrix with them. The latest outing was a trip to Satok wet market and shooting Black and White films.
What the best part shooting with a bunch of Lomography enthusiast?
We can always learn from each other and they can teach me the technique and skills in using films and cameras. We always share our experiences, even share our mistakes and encourage each other to improve.
And the worst?
There might not be enough time to stop on a certain spot to shot when the rest of them walk to another venue.
Do you enjoy shooting alone or do you prefer shooting together with the community?
I enjoy both. Shooting alone gives me freedom to compose and shoot in my own time. Shooting with groups can mean more fun and even sharing each others’ secret shooting spots so I can go back and shoot alone the next time.
Were you born Sarawakian and which part of Sarawak do you stay?
I’m born in Sabah but grew up in Sarawak so I’m a Sarawakian according to my IC. I study in Sarawak and go back to Sabah at least once a year. I’m now staying in Kuching.
Tell us what do you love the most about Sarawak?
The beauty of nature, the slower pace of life, the serene peaceful life, the food like no other, and all my friends are here!
What is the food you love the most in Sarawak?
Where would you bring your friends to go when they visit you at Sarawak?
I would bring them to eat all the local delicacies and also visit the old shop lots .
Show us your favorite photo in your collection and why?
My favorite photo is my first shot from my Aquapix camera with my friends at the beach!
Thanks for your time and recommendation! Before we wrap things up, do you mind letting us know which Lomography product is your favorite and why?
My favorite gadget previously was Diana Mini and now LC-Wide because of the wide angle and the compact size.