I would like to start by saying thank you and big ups to Jorge for his Photo Friday entry last week. His in-depth and insightful look at Horst was awesome. I know some of you out there may have missed me and I apologize for missing out. So this week is somewhat of a shameful self promotion as well as a look at one of my favorite cameras out there.
This week we’ll take a look at the LOMO and the style of photography that goes with it called Lomography. Lomo (Leningrad Optical-Mechanical Amalgamation) started back in World War I as a Russian optical and mechanical company and is still working today. One of their most popular and my favorite camera was the Lomo LC-A. Its a simple little camera with a dial to change the focus and exposure but its small enough to bring around with you day to day. This camera and style of photography has become very popular these days with several different models now being produced by the company and even a “set of rules” to follow. Its an interesting way to look at including photography in your everyday life and produces some interesting results.
After coming across the camera for the first time I was hooked because of the unexpected results (you never know when its actually in focus, you kind of have to guess) that you get as well as the colors the lens produces. I have to admit that I don’t take my camera with me as much as I should but as part of my new resolutions with myself to get me shooting more I’m starting to bring it with me more and getting some really interesting results. I just wanted to share with everyone out there some of my favorites from the time I have been using this lil’ guy as well as some more of my recent results.
Also on a side note I’m going to be beginning a portrait project once the new year starts and I am looking for people interested in getting in on the project. I’m still working out all the kinks but if there is anyone out there who is interested please contact me! More details to follow at a later date!
See some of my other Lomo photos after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »