Miki on analogue photography’s social impact
Lomo photos in the audioslideshow courtesy of Miki Wong.
Twenty-two year old Miki Wong has already achieved what many people her age wish they could do: Get paid to do what you love. Miki is the manager of the Sheung Wan Lomography Gallery Store, where she shares with people her passion for analogue photography and plans fun events related to it. Her love for analogue photography was ultimately the factor that got her the job as the only full time employee there. Prior to getting this job earlier this year, she worked as a sales promoter in an electronics store at the Hong Kong International Airport, where she first encountered a lomo camera.
“A lot of people bought lomo cameras at the airport and I was curious to know why.”
This sports science graduate never expected that such a small encounter would open up new horizons for her. Yet, Miki is no stranger to analogue photography, although she may be relatively new to using lomo cameras. She has been a fan of film since the tender age of 8 and even saved up money throughout high school to purchase film cameras.
For Miki, analogue photography is a way of preserving her individuality in an increasingly impersonal world, a symbolic rebellion against the digital age that has brought about the lack of patience, a trait that has affected artistic endeavors.