Behind the Scenes: Q&A with adi_totp


Adi is a 21-year-old Financial Management student in Padjadjaran University, Bandung, West Java,Indonesia. He’s also one of the most active Lomographers in the community! Besides taking photos and hanging out with friends and family, he likes to collect cameras and eat delicious food. Let’s get to know him more, shall we? :)

Adi is a 21-year-old Financial Management student in Padjadjaran University, Bandung, West Java,Indonesia. He’s also one of the most active Lomographers in the community! Besides taking photos and hanging out with friends and family, he likes to collect cameras and eat delicious food. Let’s get to know him more, shall we? :)

What was your first Lomographic experience? How was it?
Well,my first lomographic experience was back in year 2006.. back then I’m just so curious about so many photo in the website ( that attracts my attention,I just don’t know the camera back then, after that I discovered that many photos which I saw in DeviantArt was a photo taken by a fisheye lomography camera. After that I keep browsing,then I got my answer after opening the website … I tell to myself “WHAT THE HELL IS LOMOGRAPHY?” and a year after that I bought a fisheye no.2 camera, that was a very first start for me to enter the lomography world,I would say a big thanks for my dad,he bought me that fisheye no.2 camera :)

Who is your major influence in photography?
My Dad,he’s such a big inspiration for me in a lot of things especially photography,he’s not a professional photographer but I just love the way he shoot with his Canon AE-1. YES!! he’s the first person that teach me PHOTOGRAPHY. So as you can see,my dad put this big influence in my analogue photography life. Maybe someday you might interview him ;p

Among all the cameras that you have, which one do you value the most (and why)?
Value the most? Is it just have to be just one camera?well…that is a tricky question..hmmmmm.. to be honest, as my first lomography camera and my first love in lomography world I must say that my Fisheye No.2 is the one. I don’t know I just love it,maybe since I was a little boy I was so obsess with that fisheye effect,its so cool I think when I was still a little boy and now I’m still amazed by that super-wide-angle fisheye effect. For your information,my fisheye no.2 I name it Luna, Say hello to Luna,everybody!! :))))

What’s your favorite photography/Lomography trick?
I don’t have any tricks.. I just follow the rules from the books. hmmmm…. maybe not tricks just tips okay, tips from me to all fellow lomographer world wide is :
just keep shooting people as your desired object of lomographs. Well I took many shots of my friend,family,girlfriend and yes they’re so cool to be shot. The cool thing about shooting people is you can actually feel the excitement when you point the camera at them and they like “come on,adi.. please take a photo of us…” I just love how people reacts everytime I shoot them with my camera. :) I love you all,people!

Someone wants your photo up on a billboard. Which photo would it be?

hmmmm… a hard one, well I go with a photo that I took in the supermarket and I titled that photo “Lost In The Supermarket”. That title was very inspired by a The Clash song “Lost In The Supermarket”. I wish one day,when I was walking down the street and see my photo in the billboard… I think my reactions would be “WHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAA…………..”

Any funny experiences while taking pictures?
a funny question but I’ll answer it. You know everytime I go hunting with myself or with my friend. THERE IS ALWAYS somebody or a stranger calling us and say something like this “come on lad,please took a photo of us..please..come on lad..please” whether its a man or a woman,boy or girl even a little boy or little girl. Then after that I just point at them and CLICK! after that I’d say “thank you very much to them..” and their reaction was so warm,usually a big happy warm smile to me. To me that is a priceless experience and also funny! :))))

A day in the life of adi_totp:
woke up from my bed,taking a bath.. after that putting a film to my lovely camera. Go to campus,hanging out with my friends. In the afternoon I usually go out with my girlfriend and spending time together.. hmmm .. right now we’re like getting addicted with Oktomat. We took an Oktomat with us and starting to shot each other. well that is so much fun and I called it “Oktomatic Romantic” hahahahahaha.. yeah I do that often in a bright sunny day :)

Name three things that inspire you.
Can it be people? I don’t know
three things that inspire me is :
Friends,Family and Love

What’s keeping you busy lately?
I’m busy with my campus life…..really I’ve got so busy lately but still to manage keep shooting with my lomo camera. In fact,I’m busy doing nothing.. hahahahaha.. ;p

Recommend a good movie!
Serendipity,Before Sunset,Before Sunrise and The Lion King.
I just love to watch movie but I recommend these movies to be watch by you all people :)

Well, thank you very much Lomographic Society International for this interview. I’m so flattered really and turning red :) It was so much of a suprise for me you know. still… I just can’t believe it.. hahaha.. I must be dreaming :)

written by shhquiet on 2008-09-19 #news #interview #behind-the-scenes


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    congrats on that interview!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Congrats to you adi, cool interview and great shots!
    Go adi, go!!! :)))

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    a very bravo lomographer and nice person, great gallery! I love that fishes shot (8) and the vespa rider too!

  4. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    interesting to see "behind the scenes" with another lomographer! wonderful gallery. i love the fish. and the skulls. and oh, the man looking down at the little boy...

  5. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    way to go adi! you deserved it. i'm proud to be your doubles partner :D

  6. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    Great Shots! Congrats on the interview!

  7. reinertlee
    reinertlee ·

    Congrats adi!

  8. addrisiryanair
    addrisiryanair ·

    ciehhh...congrats jiing!

  9. brendend
    brendend ·

    awesome interview, the horizon shots are my fav in the gallery and makes me want one even more :(

  10. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    congrats ADI :)

  11. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    thank you very much,stephan

  12. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    thanks you very much,vicuna..
    it's like yesterday when I asked you about horizon kompatk or perfekt ;p
    well..i'm so happy right now,once again thanks a bunch :)))))
    have a nice day

  13. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    whooooaaaa.. thank you very much indeed :))))
    thanks a bunch for the comment,well I just love your beta lomohomes..really interesting home :)))

    well.. I think someday you'll get this behind the scene :)
    thanks a bunch,bro :)))

  14. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    hahahaha..thanks a bunch,bro!! :))))))))))
    thanks thanks... you know everybody johan is a great lomographer and a great buddy too!!
    you must check his lomohomes!! it's so great!

    thank you very much,yes it was a fun interview..thanks for LSI for making this happened..
    have a nice day :)))

    thank you :))))))))))))))))

  15. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    eh nuhun cin..hahahaha.. nuhun pisan pas ngajawab interview ieu maneh mere lagu nu cocixxx..hahaha.. nuhun pisan nya cin!!

  16. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    thank you very much :)))))
    I hope someday you'll get the horizon ;)
    when you get one please tell me okay :)
    broaden your horizon in the microsite is so cool,i'm heavily inspired by it

  17. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    thank you very much,bro!!

  18. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    go adi go..

  19. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    yeahhhh... haha.. thank you,bro

  20. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    congrats adi! very interesting interview!
    i simply love the shot with a man and kid. very cinematic!
    Before Sunset is definitely my No. 1 favorite film!!

  21. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    thank you berry much :)))) i'm so happy and flattered to be interviewed by LSI
    thanks LSI!! hehehe..yes,the man is my friend and he like that shot very much too ;p
    yeaahh.. there is a scene in Vienna too,do you remember? when the guy and the girl is in the record shop? i love that scene :))))

  22. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Baru baca, ternyata dengerin The Clash juga, Di? eclectic sekali =D

  23. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @hervinsyah saya dengerin semua musik pin :D

  24. af-capture
    af-capture ·

    Nice article and cool pics. Love pic #1

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