A lot of people say that Lomography is ripping people off. That Lomography sells overpriced, plastic cameras. It makes me feel so sad. They also say that we purchase Lomography cameras just to look trendy.
To be honest, everything starts with hipsters. When digital cameras were still fresh, “hipsters” purchased them because they wanted to look “cool” till it became an “essential” matter in our life and not special anymore because everyone owns, at least, one. Just like Lomography, one day it will become so popular that we will see people strolling around in shopping malls carrying lomo cameras.
I hate how people talk shit about Holga (I’m a Holga user). They say Holga is made of low quality plastic yet so expensive, incapable of producing nice photographs, fragile, shitty and stuff. But I love it, I don’t just love it like a hipster, I’m passionate about it. I use it like a camera, not a trendy, fashionable thing.
Owning an expensive camera doesn’t make you a photographer. You might possess a Lubitel, but if you don’t know how to use it properly, your photos might turn out unpleasant and out of focus. Holga might be “shitty” for certain people, but I know how to use it properly and my photos turn out fine. I’m proud of it and I think it’s the best camera ever.
And once again, I’m not a hipster because I’m passionate about what I’m doing.