Beauty of Lomography
Ms. Tuesday Vargas (artist, comedian, icon, TV host) was an avid lomo user for six years. Out of my curiosity, I asked her about this “Lomography” then she gave me a link that will feed my curiosity.
Actually, after I followed her blog about I guess 2 months ago, I was so fascinated and amazed by her great talent when it comes to lomography. This is what I read about lomography
Lomography is a Magazine, a Shop, and a Community dedicated to analogue photography. Analogue means a process where the camera uses film not digital.
Lomography began with a fateful encounter in the early 1990s when two students in Vienna, Austria, stumbled upon the Lomo Kompakt Automat – a small, enigmatic Russian camera. Mindlessly taking the shot 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!
Following the mania that ensued upon the introduction of Lomography, they flew to St. Petersburg to work out a contract for the worldwide distribution of this fantastic little camera. Soon, the 10 Golden Rules was set up as a guide to this analogue movement, followed by exhibitions, world congresses, parties, installations, collaborations, and events. New products, films, and accessories were developed, and Lomography.com served as the communication hub for Lomographers worldwide. At the same time,Lomography Gallery Stores were put up worldwide.
Today we are a globally active organisation dedicated to experimental and creative visual expression, a playful combination of lo-tech and hi-tech, and a cultural institution involved in commercial photographic and design company. We are dedicated to the unique imagery and style of analogue photography, and will continue to contribute to its development!
THE TEN GOLDEN RULES OF LOMOGRAPHY
These rules define Lomography’s philosophy and approach towards photography. Recite them, or break all the rules – whichever way, be ready to throw all your inhibitions about photography to the wind!
- Take your camera everywhere you go
- Use it any time – day and 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 (William Firebrace)
- Be fast
- You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film
- Afterwards either
- Don’t worry about any rules
THESE CAMERAS CAN BE USED FOR LOMOGRAPHY
1. Panoramic Camera
2. Russian Camera
3. Medium Format Camera
5. Instant Camera
PRODUCTS OF LOMOGRAPHY / LOMOGRAPHS
I was totally inspired to try lomo-ing! LOL another word! Ms. Tuesday Vargas inspired me to do lomography, after looking at her work of arts in her blog, I felt like, hey I should try this one! But with her talent when it comes to lomography, I don’t think so I can achieve what she is now. But I’ll try my best way to make my own talent more progressive! :) Thanks Ms. Tuesday for helping me about my queries.
Ms. Tuesday Vargas (http://tuesdayv.tumblr.com/)