Didi Satriadi Explores Medium Format with LomoChrome Turquoise and Lomography Color Negative 120 film


Didi Satriadi is a professional photographer based in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Having photographed everything from weddings, fashion and food, it’s fair to say Didi loves what he does! Recently, he tried our Lomography Color Negative ISO 800 120 and LomoChrome Turquoise 120 ISO 100–400 film. Read his interview with us and check out his fantastic photos below!


Hi, Didi! It’s great to have you here at Lomography! Please tell us about yourself. What do you do? What are some of your interests?

Since 1999, I have been a professional photographer, teacher, and examiner in the field of photography, and I have been living off of photography my whole life. My interest in photography began when I was in junior high school. I am interested in trying all fields of photography, whether it's weddings, interiors, food, fashion, etc.

What is it like to be a full time photographer in Bandung?

Being a full-time photographer in Bandung is very fortunate. You get to know various people, ethnicities, and attend various events, especially weddings. Of course, unexpected things can happen in photography. Some interesting experiences as a full-time photographer include wedding photography jobs in Cambodia, Singapore, pre-wedding photoshoots in Europe, Japan, and fashion photography in America and Australia. Surprisingly, if photography is taken seriously, it can be a promising career.

© Didi Satriadi using Lomochrome Turquoise 120 film

How do you describe your photography?

For me, photography is history. So, moments captured in a photo will have a thousand stories and interesting meanings. When we learn to photograph, we are like training our eyes again, to see and record. To transform the three-dimensional objects we see into the two-dimensional objects in the camera. Slowly, we learn to see again, until one day, we finally have "The Art Of Seeing".

I really love portrait photos. We can go even deeper and get to know the human figure we are going to photograph in more detail. I don't have any particular role models but anyone can be an example, whether they're young or old, experienced or inexperienced. Sometimes the results created by photographers become a guide for us to do the next shoot.

How do you typically spend your week?

I feel truly grateful to be able to create beautiful photographs, and share my knowledge endlessly with everyone. I love spending time every week trading photos on social media, meeting with photography communities in Bandung, engaging in photography education activities in educational institutions in Bandung, and doing street photography to sharpen my visual skills.

© Didi Satriadi using Lomochrome Turquoise 120 film

Why did you choose to shoot with the Lomochrome Turquoise 120 film ?

I decided to use LomoChrome Turquoise 120 film because the color is unpredictable, unique and makes us surprised.

What do you like most about the Lomochrome Turquoise 120 film ?

It made my heart admire the colorful results produced by this film. The LomoChrome Turqouise gives me unique colors, clean details, cool compositions, mysterious impressions of dark colors but still pop up with great tones!

How was your experience of using this film? Did you have any challenges?

When using this film you must be careful to choose the object of the photo to be taken. You should pre-visualize what kind of color will come out or be produced from the film.

© Didi Satriadi using Lomochrome Turquoise 120 film

How did you like shooting with the Lomography Color Negative 800 120 ?

I really like Lomography Color Negative 800 120 film. For skin tones, this film is still considered natural and catches the eye. The colors are not too exaggerated and the grain is quite fine, making it a choice for those who like high ISO film. After seeing the results from Lomography CN 800, I immediately decided to use it for daily photos. I highly recommend it, especially if you want to photograph people.

Do you have a favorite photo taken with this film?

For this film, Lomography Color Negative 800, it's these photos. They are great photos with accurate skin tones and colors that can't be found in digital cameras.

© Didi Satriadi using Lomography Color Negative 800 120

What is one thing you have been dying to explore further (anything from a place to a particular subject)? What is your dream project?

I still want to explore all corners of the world with my analogue camera. I think it will be exciting and and the photos will be unique for sure. The dream project that I want to do is to make a book about my life journey as a photographer along with examples of my work.

© Didi Satriadi using Lomography Color Negative 800 120

Do you have any exciting projects you're working on at the moment?

The projects that I'm working on now are wedding, interiors, and food photography. The projects that I've been waiting for are commercial photos that involve a complete and complex work team.

© Didi Satriadi using Lomography Color Negative 800 120

Any messages to other Lomographers out there?

To all Lomographers, never settle with satisfaction, keep creating magic with your gear, and don't forget to buy Lomography film.

Thank you to Didi for sharing his photos, knowledge and experience with us all! Keep up with his latest work here on his Instagram.

written by adi_totp on 2024-04-22 #gear #people #medium-format #120 #portrait #lomography-color-negative-800 #lomochrome-turquoise

Lomography Color Negative 800 (120)

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One Comment

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    The photo with Febri Hariyadi, Persib Bandung winger player ⚽️ and the number 3 and word rut are very sectoral humor which mean 3 = Tiga plus rut Ti Garut or from Garut the place where famous for their haircuter 🤭

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