In this week's episode of Film Friday, we're taking a look at Lomography!
Lomography is both a movement and a company that began in the 90's. It started when a couple of students picked up a Soviet-built camera called the LC-A. They found the colors and contrast and imperfections of the results of the camera to be pleasing and that's when Lomography began. The idea behind Lomography is that life is all about having fun and photography should be a way to capture it without getting in the way.
Lomography is now a company that is based out of Austria that manufactures and sells a wide range of plastic cameras. The legendary LC-A and Holga cameras are now manufactured under the Lomography brand.
Popular Lomography Cameras
10 Golden Rules of Lomography
The 10 golden rules of Lomography are as follows:
- Take your camera everywhere you go
- Use it any time – day or night
- Lomography is not an interference in 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 (by William Firebrace)
- Be Fast
- You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film
- Afterwards either
- Don’t worry about any rules