Monday, February 14, 2005

Lomography

I've been raving about lomography. So, what is lomography...
In the early 1990s a couple of students discovered a small, enigmatic Russian camera, the Lomo Kompakt Automat (LCA - the lomo camera that I'm using), and created a new style of artistic experimental photography with their first unorthodox snapshot cavortings. The approach: taking as many photographs (Lomographs) as possible in the most impossible of situations possible and from the most !unusual positions possible, and then having them developed as cheaply as possible. The result is a flood of authentic, colourful, crazy, off-the-wall, unfamiliar and often brilliant snapshots. These are mounted on panels to form a sea of thousands of Lomographs which regularly astonish viewers with their sheer colourfulness, diversity and power of expression. Ensuing major exhibitions in Moscow, New York, Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Havana, Zurich, Cologne, Madrid, Cairo, Tokyo and many other cities, where up to 100,000 Lomographs were shown at a time, established an international reputation for Lomography.
The Lomography 10 Golden Rules
1. Take your camera everywhere you go
2. Use it anytime, day and night
3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it
4. Try the shot from the hip
5. Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible
6. Don't think
7. Be fast
8. You dont have to know beforehand what you captured on film
9. Afterward either
10. Don't worry about any rules


This is the LCA camera that I'm currently using ;)
and it is consider as THE lomo camera.

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