Perak, is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Perak means silver in Malay. The name probably comes from the silvery colour of tin. Today, let’s discover Perak – The Land of Grace together with Yokekei!
Name: Yuki Lam
Occupation: Industrial Designer
City/Country: Teluk Intan, Perak
LomoAge: 3.5 years
Hello, tell us a bit about yourself and your Lomographic journey.
Hello, Yokekei is my name, you can call me Yuki as well. I was born and grew up in a small town, my lovely hometown – Teluk Intan, Perak. I had moved to Selangor alone when I was 19 years old to take my industrial design course. Now, I am working and staying in Selangor. Of course, I will back in my hometown during the holidays or some special days. I am a person who loves uniqueness, colors and expect the unexpected. That is exactly what I get through Lomography. I wish that I had the chance to travel around the world if my health and finances allow. I had started my Lomographic journey while a forum member (my friend now) told me that cross processing effect can be done by any film camera loaded with slide film. He explained countless times about E2C to me previously, he also shared his knowledge of Lomography with me and I appreciate his patience while answering my questions.
And how did you come across Lomography products for the first time?
I don’t know why, I had use to edit my digital photos to cross processing effect by using Photoshop previously. I posted those photos on a forum and many people asked me “LOMO?” which I have no idea on what “LOMO” is about. Then, a forum member told me that all this effect can be done by any film camera with E2C processing. Since then, I did a lot of research online and my Lomography life started.
Do you enjoy shooting alone or do you prefer shooting together with the community?
I am enjoying both but I prefer to go shooting alone most of the time. Shooting alone gives me more freedom and flexibility. (Sagittarius dislike being controlled, haha!)
Tell us the most heart-warming moments ever happen in your life, so far?
I would say that it is not only the heart-warming “moments” but is “lifetime”. I do really appreciated what my parents giving to me. My dad do really work hard to make sure his children don’t have to worry about financial. Thus, I don’t have to worry about my expensive design course fees and escaped from the burden study loan because of him. My mom do always ready to take care of us even herself did not feeling well. I do really touching on what they did for us.
What is the definition of analogue lifestyle to you?
It means the originally of photography to me. Nothing can replace film photography no matter how alike the result can be done by other software. Don’t think just shoot, might gives you surprise. Think twice before shoot, will plants new soul and spirit on photographs. Don’t give up, practice makes perfect. You might do not know what are you shooting now, but you might see your passion growing and meet your dreams one day.
The most unforgettable, strangest, funniest or worst photographic/Lomographic that you encounter before?
This photo makes my family members and I laughed non stop.
What’s your favorite photo in your collection and why?
My first purchased analogue camera and this is the first time I felt the killing temptation of the cross processing from my own photograph.
Were you born in Perak? Where is your location now?
Yes, I am born in Teluk Intan, Perak. I am working and staying in Klang Valley now.
Tell us what do you love the most about Perak?
My family and friends.
What about the food? Is there any finger-licking good food that you love in Perak?
I love Anson Chee Cheong Fun（安顺猪肠粉）so much. It is the most famous food in my hometown. I would like to say that, you can ONLY get the delicious Anson Chee Cheong Fun in Teluk Intan and it is absolutely hardly get this food at other town/State.
Where would you bring your friend to go when they pay you a visit at Perak?
I definitely will bring my friend to visit the landmark of my hometown – The Leaning Clock Tower. The tower was originally used as a water container/tower. Currently it is no longer stores water and become a local tourist attraction.
Thanks for your time! Before we wrap things up, do you mind letting us know which Lomography product is your favorite and why?
SuperSampler! It is fun and special. The design/concept allows user to “communicate” with the camera in the way of user not only have to plans their action frames but also the way/direct of holding SuperSampler.
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