LomoAmigo: Evon Tan and her La Sardina Diary!


Evon Tan describes herself as, “You see the black cat, you see me.” She is one of the hottest model in Malaysia, as well as a well known masquerade mask designer in town. Well, read on to get inspired by this coolest ‘black cat lady’ with her sardine-look-alike-can camera!

Name: Evon Tan
Country: Malaysia
LomoHome: evon_t
Blog/website: http://evontevont.blogspot.com/

Please introduce yourself in a few words…
A model, a masquerade mask designer and a feline lover. :)

How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you come across the products of Lomography for the first time?
About two years or so. My ex bf showed me his LC-A on our first date and i just couldn’t take my hand away from this cutie, and then i bought my first analogue camera, Blackbird Fly.

What’s the best part of your job?
You will have all the talented people to doll you up and make you look beautiful.

And the worst?
And you gotta look beautiful, all time.

How did you feel when shooting with La Sardina for the first time? Have you encountered anything interesting?
This camera is just too adorable, it is such a good conversation starter and ice breaker. It just caught all the attention whenever you take it out from your bag. I am not really good with people, La Sardina definitely help me get through some awkward moments with new people .

Describe the La Sardina in five words:
Bright, fun, charmer, breezy, gem!

What is the definition of analogue lifestyle to you?
Appreciation to the smallest details in life, which make the perfect big picture.

The most unforgettable, strangest or worst photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
Went to an really old temple and didn’t expect to see so many lovely animals there. Cats, dogs, the hamsters and even duck! I was just too carried away by photograph the animal and i almost forgot the purpose i be there , which is to pray! =D

If you could photograph anything in the world (person, place, moment, whatever) what would it be?
Stina Nordenstam. She inspires me so much i think i would cry if i get
to meet her. LOL!

If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please)?
Something nice - Stina Nordenstam
Fidelity-Regina Spektor
Sweetheart- My Toys Like Me

If you could take your camera and a sack of film anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
Not too far away from where I am, Bangkok. It is my favorite city and it’s just a wonderful place to photograph.

Tell us something about you’ve been doing lately, like your latest project.
Will shoot a two to three minutes short film, hopefully there will be more to come but before that gotta get the first one right.

Can you share with us your favorite photographers?
Chen Man, her works are so digitalized and seem to be against what we are doing here, but i always love how she brings out the oriental beauty like no one can.

What’s your favorite photo in the collection and why?
It’s gotta be the blue eye kitty who was so curious of La Sardina as if it’s a real sardine can. It just kept chasing the camera and my flash couldn’t seem to chase it away but only draw it closer to the camera. :)

The blue eye kitty.

What tips can you give future La Sardina users?
Remove.The.Lens.Cap, period.

Get ready to sail the high seas with our new La Sardina collection! These 35mm cameras are equipped with spectacular wide-angle lens, multiple exposure capabilities, and a rewind dial—everything you need for fun-filled and thrill-soaked escapades. Get your own La Sardina camera now!

written by eva_eva on 2011-09-12 #people #malaysia #model #lomoamigo #la-sardina #evon-tan #masquerade-mask-designer


  1. kinkyasparagus
    kinkyasparagus ·

    NICE :)

  2. lilo
    lilo ·

    Great article and nice photos! Nice to read about her experiences with La Sardina!

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