I stumbled onto the www.lomography.com site after the BBC website did a feature on the Soviet era Lomo LC-A – Lomo Kompact Automat. The Lomography website includes many examples of this characteristic Lomo look and I don’t know why, but I really like it. I’m actually quite tempted to take the plunge and have a go although the thought of snapping through a roll of film and then sending it away to be developed is somewhat strange.
As usual I got distracted while checking our ebay to see what second hand Lomo cameras were available. There are some bargains to be had but what has caught my attention is a Russian rangefinder Zorka 4. I’m wondering if shooting film in a 60’s built second hand camera will also give some unique and characteristic images. I hope so, I’m going to try and buy one.
In the meantime, here is my digital attempt at a Lomo inspired look.