The spirit of spontaneity, expression, and creative photography lives on in in the hearts of Lomographers throughout the world. Regardless of style or preference, each and everyone share the love for photography. For 25 years, Lomography has been bringing the most creative and wonderful ways to expand our photographic experiences. We've met a lot of people along the way and this series is dedicated especially to them!
Today we recognize Lawypop or Lawrence Chiam in real life and follow his majestic journey with Lomography.
Name: Lawrence Chiam (a.k.a Law Chiam)
Year when you joined Lomography: 2008? (I think so!)
What keeps you busy now: Family time, motion graphics (my day job), Crossfit (my workout routine), Lomo (when I travel)
Let's do a backtrack: How did you discover Lomography?
A good friend of mine brought me to Singapore’s First Lomography Gallery Store. It was a small shop on the 2nd floor of a shop house, the cameras are neatly displayed at a corner against the iconic Lomowall. I was captivated by the colourful varieties of different Lomo cameras they have and I remember talking to the shop assistant for a long time about Lomo and the cameras! I got curious and eventually bought my very first plastic camera in that very day. After that I got hooked and couldn’t stop taking pictures!
What was your first Lomography camera?
A 4-lens Actionsampler!
What's your fondest Lomography moment?
Getting my first Like on my first album of my very first LomoHome!
Could you share some of your earliest Lomography shots?
Shooting my mum doing her morning laundry routine
Asking my dad to take a picture of me for a rumble using my Horizon Perfekt
Once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit the Birthplace of LOMO LC-A
Who were your Lomography friends back then?
What advice would you give new Lomographers?
Browse the trending Lomographs online. Use some of your favourites as references and practices for your next shoot, don't be afraid to ask the Lomographer (I still ask as most of community people are friendly) how they achieve this shot so that you can try them out yourself. Experiment, be adventurous and have fun, you will be surprised by some of your results.
What does Lomography mean to you?
Taking pictures with a film camera has really built my confidence and patience especially I have only 36 frames and I can’t preview my pictures after I took them. This exercise also makes me appreciate the little things in my surroundings. Having the ability to see and sometimes even felt the emotions that are hidden in the pictures I took!
Some of our favorite photos by Lawypop
Visit his LomoHome to see more.
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