As with any brand new offering, we wanted to learn all we could about the origins of the art of Lomography. It turns out that it is a fascinating subject with amazing insights into the history of modern photography, which also turns out to be the history of Lomography.
The story begins in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1982. The Director of the LOMO Russian Arms and Optical Factory along with the USSR Minister of Defense and Industry, happened upon a Japanese camera with a durable, rugged casing and at the same time, was amazingly light sensitive. This was due primarily to the special sharp-glass lens used in the camera. The two men thought it a brilliant idea to mass-produce this camera for the Soviet people. With a few improvements the dream of LOMO KOMPAKT AUTOMAT became reality.
Recently a piece on the BBC introduced:
“Adam Scott from our UK team, accompanied by the Diana F+, the Lomo LC-A+, the LomoKino and the brand new Belair X 6 – 12 made a very special appearance on BBC World News to talk about Lomography’s 20th Anniversary and above all else our analogue lifestyle.”
If you would like to learn more about this unique form of old school photography the online community at Lomography.com offers their readers a ton of information.
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