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Lomography

Some of you might not have a clue what Lomography is, I had never heard of it until we got some of the camera range into the shop I worked in.

Basically, it is an new style of artistic, experimental snapshot using a mixture of vintage and analogue cameras combined with out of date film. A couple of students in Austria started the style when they found a small Russian made camera called the  Lomo Kompakt Automat.

Lomography created their ’10 Golden Rules’ and from this has spawned an international movement of approxamitly a million Lomographers worldwide. These rules are a definition of the approach and mindset of these creative individuals: –

  • Take your camera everywhere you go
  • Use it anytime – day and night
  • Lomography is not an interference with your life, but part of it
  • Try the shot from the hip
  • Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible
  • Don’t think
  • Be fast
  • You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film
  • Afterwards either
  • Don’t worry about any rule

The Lomography website is also an amazing community! Offering some wonderful features such as: –

  • A shop – Selling all the Lomography products.
  • Membership – Unlimited photo storage to registered members, including a profile page to share your work and the ability comment, review and write content.

You can also follow them on a host of networking websites, featured on the bottom of their home page.

Personally, I am a proud Lomographer! I was never really into film cameras much until I was introduced to the Lomography range by the Fat Buddha Store in Glasgow. I currently have the Fisheye 2, Fisheye Underwater Case and the Actionsampler . As well as a selection of Lomography 35mm films. I like to use the Fisheye 2 for candid shots during photo shoots and keep the actionsampler for days out with my friends and capturing the madness. I got the underwater case for a recent trip to Egypt as I knew we would be snorkling, oh boy was it worth it!

Below is a small sample of some of the shots I have personally taken and I fully plan on buying a few more cameras from the range in the future.

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 10:53 PM : This image is copyrighted and unauthorized use is prohibited, no permission to manipulate this image will be given. If you wish to use the image commercially or in publishing, please contact David Kane.

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