LOMO LC-A

Over the past week or so I have been fortunate enough to borrow Matt’s fine LOMO LC-A. You may be wondering about the place of a film camera in this digital era – but it is a lot of fun!

The excitement of having to get your photos developed, the anticipation, the wait – skimming through your prints in a coffee shop on the way home; you just do not get this with Digital. You may be wondering what the Hell Lomography is: It began with a fateful encounter in the early 1990s, when a group of students in Vienna, Austria, stumbled upon the Lomo Kompakt Automat (LC-A) – a small, enigmatic Russian camera. Mindlessly taking shots from the hip, and sometimes looking through the viewfinder, they were astounded with the mindblowing photos that it produced – the colours were vibrant, with deep saturation and vignettes that framed the shot – it was nothing like they had seen before! Upon returning home, friends wanted their own Lomo LC-A, igniting a new style of artistic experimental photography that we now know as Lomography!

I batch uploaded all of the prints that came out of the LC-A to Flickr, click here to have a peek.

LOMO LC-A+ from Lomography on Vimeo.

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