Raymond Chin, otherwise known as Raywychin, is an experienced and active Lomographer based in Hong Kong. After showcasing photos taken using the LC-A 120, he continues to impress the community with images created using LomoChrome Turquoise color negative film.
Get to know more about Raymond Chin and his LomoChrome Turquoise experience in this interview.
- Name: Raymond Chin
- City: Hong Kong
- Facebook page: Raymond Chin Analogue Photography
- Instagram: raywychin , raywychin_lomo
- LomoHome: raywychin
Hello Raymond, in our last interview you mentioned that you are a photographer who puts emphasis on the color tone of photos. What are your favorite type(s) of film, the ones that carry out your goals?
Yes, I love shooting photos with eye-catching color tone, that’s why I enjoy cross processing. Regarding portraits, recently I love to use Tungsten Film for shooting. It was originally designed for color correction of the indoor lighting, but I like to use it outdoor to get images in blue tone.
You’ve been taking more and more portraits than ever before. Is there a reason why?
In fact, I tried different themes for the shoots. Recemtly, shooting portraits has become my favorite. Though the shoots, I learn more about a person and capture emotions. I keep on adding variety of elements to my portrait, and I wish I can shoot more portraits in my own unique style.
Please share an unforgettable experience you’ve had as a lomographer.
I have made many friends because of Lomography. Say I met klive0420 in Tai Chung and did snapshots with him there, or gocchin from Japan came to Hong Kong for travel and I became a tour guide of his journey to Hong Kong. These memories are unforgettable to me. We have now planned to have a project with them on film swapping, I think it will become another unforgettable experience.
What is your first impression of the LomoChrome Turquoise Film?
It’s the first time I’ve used LomoChrome Turquoise. I think it is quite similar to the LomoChrome Purple, the film offers unique turquoise color tone, makes my shoots more fun, and it is a good trial item for analog lovers!
You used the LomoChrome Turquoise for portrait shoot recently. Why did you decide to use it?
The LomoChrome Turquoise brings out special Turquoise color effect. Some people may think that it is not that suitable for portraits, but this kind of reaction inspired me to think of taking some artistic portraits with this special film, so I finally took this series of photos.
Tell us more about this project.
I invited some of my friends to this shoot. I applied some paint into my friends’ faces, to strengthen the layers of the film color. Allow me to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to my friends; they made this experience a joyful and smooth one.
Which photo(s) is your favorite and why?
I love every single photo from this project. Everyone enjoyed the shooting very much, and we have a great time.
Please share some tips for the new users of the LomoChrome Turquoise film.
This film is very suitable for shooting colorful shots, and it would be even better if you can use it on a sunny day. And don’t think, just shoot, you will be surprised by the outcome!
What kind of project(s) you would like to use the LomoChrome Turquoise for again?
I will try multiple exposure with the film.I am thinking if it is possible for me to take some colorful stuff like flowers first, then I use the exposed film for shooting portraits. I think the film will not disappoint me!
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