She is someone who has been working in the movie industry for quite some time already. Yet the joy of analogue film making is the one that truly completes her needs.
Hailing from Malaysia, Paw Xuan, or more known as ashes in our Community, admits to being in-love with the glorious analogue movie maker, LomoKino.
With several LomoKino movies in her Home, Paw Xuan advises as all to “Just keep cranking!”. No other technical film details, she tells us to just go out and start filming!
Read more of our interview with her below.
Full Name: Tan Paw Xuan
Lomography Username: ashes
Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
I am Paw Xuan, working as a VFX Artist in the movie industry. Fell in love with colors from film images.
How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?
I discovered Lomography from the net in 2005 when I was still a student. And I got my first Lomo camera, the LC-A around 2008.
Describe the LomoKino in five words.
Fun, True, Revery, Unique, Attractive
How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?
Memory will slowly fade as we age, with the Lomokino, it will help preserve some pieces of my memory throughout the years. Love it as it is light enough to bring around and fast enough to start cranking. Have brought it along while I am traveling after I got it. Also, I have always wondered how is it like to make my own little mini movie, and now my dream came true!
What or who has inspired you to purchase and use the LomoKino?
The unlimited possibilities of the Lomokino is the great force that led me to bring it back home. The concept of you being the creator of a movie is just fascinating!
Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?
None of any strange or funny encounters, but, it does attract a lot of attention when I am using it.
If you could shoot any person alive or dead (or imaginary) with your LomoKino, who would it be and why?
My grandma who has passed away when I am still a kid. Would love to take more images of her as she is one of my favorite person.
Kindly share to us any LomoKino movie you love the most.
This has stuck on my head after watching many of the LomoKino movies. I think it is the smiles, sun, sea, happiness, and fun that makes this one of my favorite LomoKino movie.
Any future plans with your LomoKino? More shoots or a full-length film perhaps?
Not yet ready for a full-length film. But will definitely try on a shorter one, since there are plenty yet to explore.
Your advice to future LomoKino users.
Be ready to learn some technical knowledge in software as you will need to stitch your pieces of films together digitally. Other than that, just start cranking!
See more interesting LomoKino movies from ashes!
Enter a new analogue dimension with the LomoKino. Lomography’s own 35mm analogue movie camera allows you to capture action and immortalize your story on film! Shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and create your own cinematic masterpieces. Want to watch your movie the old-school way? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!