LomoGuru of the Week: Lawypop

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Who would have thought that a typo would lead to so many other things? Things like being a passionate Lomographer and being this week’s featured LomoGuru!

He wasn’t supposed to be lawypop but destiny dictated otherwise. But hey, destiny did play its game well because that name have made rounds in our Community, making the man behind the lens an awesome Lomographer to befriend! You got it right, lawypop from Singapore is this week’s LomoGuru!

Name: Lawrence Chiam
Lomography Username: lawypop
Location: Singapore
Number of years as a Lomographer: 5
Number of years in the Community: 5

Credits: lawypop

Tell us something about your LomoHome’s name…

I was chatting with shareen and told her it was a typing error because I wanted my username to be “lawrypop” (Lawry as in Lawrence and pop as in lollipop) but I was too anxious when signing up and hit the submit button without realizing that it was “lawypop.”

Share to us your most memorable experience in the Lomographic Community.

It has to be been part of the awesome creative team behind Singapore’s LomoMatrix last year! Getting everyone together from planning to post editing the matrix video was one most memorable one!

Credits: lawypop

See the article LomoMatrix Singapore article here

Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends?

Honestly, we may not be close friends but I met these wonderful Lomographers around the world as we talked, walked, and shared our Lomo adventures!

In Russia: plavaliznaem, aton. In New York: cc-in-paris, jeabzz. In Malaysia: ripsta, eastmoe, kiddie_carzy, antibiotyx, eva_eva and back home in Singapore: quaisoir, stonerfairy, renaishashin, ndroo, ponzi, scrabbyknees, venusattack, cyanwater, ymmij, norya, ngmail, iantheman, coolsigg, dabai, meerly awesomeesther, kaelcat etc. I hope I didn’t miss anyone out! :)

Familiar? These are just some of Lawrence’s popular Lomographs!

Do you think you’ll still be taking Lomographs in the next five years? Why?

Yes! I thought I will stop taking Lomographs when I got my first Digital SLR a few years ago. But look, I still take Lomographs today! I think it’s really because of who I’m really am – a Lomographer.

What is your favorite Lomo camera and why? Do you have any memorable experiences while using this camera?

This is tough but I have to say it’s the Horizon Perfekt! He had traveled with me to most of my overseas trips from Bali to Moscow to New York! He was sick and had to go to the camera hosital in Hong Kong. Lately, he has been producing some light leaks but he’s still my favorite!

Credits: lawypop

Please share your most favourite Lomographic photo that you took and explain why.

These “aging” self-portraits with the help of a friend meant a lot to me because I always wanted to see and feel what it would be like when I am much older. It’s also one of my personal photography projects. My constant fight with my inner fear.

Credits: lawypop

Please share a Lomograph you wish you took and explain why.

It has to be the Aerochrome portraits by bccbarbosa!

Credits: bccbarbosa

His pictures are really surreal and beautiful! When I saw them I can’t get them out of my head and bought myself one roll. Unfortunately, Its still in the dry box since 2011. Haha!

What’s the best Lomographic or photography advice you think you have given?

I afraid I do not have alot. But I am happy to have published a simple and yet popular Tipster article — Tipster Silhouettes For Your Double.

If there’s one song or movie that best describes your Lomo life, what is that and why?

It has to be this oldie song: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by B.J. Thomas.

Because I’m free with my Lomo camera and nothing’s worrying me! :D

Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?

It’s easy for me to say what should and shouldn’t be done but most importantly, shoot with all your heart and mind. Believe and immerse yourself in the world of analogue!

Credits: lawypop

Do you think you’re qualified as a LomoGuru? Got something to share in our Community? Then drop me a line at mayee.gonzales@lomography.com and you might become the next LomoGuru!

written by mayeemayee on 2013-04-07 #videos #lomoguru #lawypop #community #lifestyle

24 Comments

  1. grazie
    grazie ·

    Woohoo congrats @lawypop ! One of the best! Hope to shoot with you in the future.

  2. sobetion
    sobetion ·

    love your style my friend @lawypop ;)

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    congraaaats lawry! finally lomoguru! Come to Bandung laah with Liza and Shareen! :D

  4. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    <3

  5. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @grazie : thanks my dear friend! :)
    @sobetion: luvv yr lomo style too :)
    @adi_totp: hehe! Hopefully we can organise a trip to lomo walk with the you :)
    @mephisto19: <3 <3 <3

  6. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    congratulations mate, you're one of my lomoguru since I do active in this community. :)

  7. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·

    great

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    @lawypop Yeah you rock!

  9. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @lawypop congrats! one of the few lomographers i have a print on my wall. well deserved. keep it up. cheers from berlin!

  10. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    awesome!!

  11. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Cool! My idol!!!

  12. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Thank you @lawypop for gracing this interview! :)

  13. moodification
    moodification ·

    @lawypop: Cool! Congrats on the LomoGuru title! I just love the Horizon shot in the kitchen with the mask, one of my all time favorites! Keep up the good work, bro!

  14. ponzi
    ponzi ·

    congratulations @lawypop! always loved your photos! :) too bad i missed your last workshop! see you around!

  15. gepo1303
    gepo1303 ·

    congratulations, friend. Welcome to the Guru-Club...

  16. niko_fuzzy
    niko_fuzzy ·

    feewwiiitt!

  17. kimpy05
    kimpy05 ·

    @lawypop. congrats ^_^

  18. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    Congratulations!

  19. grad
    grad ·

    @lawypop Congrats, man!

  20. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @mayeemayee : thanks so much for the opportunity :)

    & Big big thanks and lomo luv to you guys/gals!
    @istionojr @dakadev_pui @stouf @bebopbebop @bloomchen @ndroo @moodification @ponzi @gepo1303 @niko_fuzzy @kimpy05 @ihave2pillows @grad

  21. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    woot woot >.<

  22. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    thanks @stonerfairy ! :DD

  23. japsix
    japsix ·

    @lawypop congrats, dear!

  24. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Thankyou! @japsix

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