29 Most Memorable Moments With The Lomo LC-A+

For many Lomographers, the Lomo LC-A+ is a part of everyday life. It's a witness to so many strange, funny, and awkward moments! Here, 29 Lomographers share some of their favorite memories with the iconic camera.

Photo by: Mijonju

Michel Jones, aka Mijonju, Photographer
I was pointing my camera at a girl in the train, just when i was about to press the shutter she looked at me (into the camera), and the shot was made. It was an extremely awkward feeling, it’s not a specially beautiful photo, but that day I was really embarrassed. Read more

Photo by: Theo Volpatti

Theo Volpatti, Photographer
I took a taxi ride with the LC-A+ on the roof. I got out of the car freaking out, “Where is it? Where is it? I have lost it” …but no! It was still there. Read more

Photo by: Xavier Boyer

Xavier Boyer, Vocalist for Tahiti 80
I bought my first Lomo on tour in Japan, and we went to these old shrines et al. The Summer light was so perfect, that all my pictures looked like vintage postcards. Read more

Photo by: Brendon Stuart

Brendon Stuart, Lomographer
I like taking photos at night and sometimes when I’m out and about I’ll see something cool and snap a shot of it, but I have to stay still to keep a steady shot. Sometimes people will pass confused as to why I’m frozen in place. I had someone stop to ask what I was doing once. Long uncomfortable silence between question and answer because the shutter was open for around 30 seconds. Read more

Photo by: eastmoe

Isz Rodzai aka Eastmoe, Lomographer
I am in love with this picture which I took on my wedding day. Read more

Photo by: Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn, Actress
My boyfriend, naked in Paris, begging me to take a picture of him in an Alpaca flap hat whilst drinking tequila in an ice bar. Read more

Photo by: Yaya

Yaya, Vocalist for Herman Dune
I have learned to take pictures of two wonderful beings – my beautiful girlfriend and my little dog. I remember capturing them both together, and when I saw the film processed, I saw an image of my love for them. Read more

Photo by: Shini Park

Shini Park, Graphic Designer/Blogger
Once, I was in Seven Sisters and spotted an amazing shop display with rows and rows of wigs, so I whipped out my LC-A and snapped it. The owner stormed out, snatched the camera out of my hands and demanded me to delete the photo. She didn’t understand the camera, so she kept saying ‘She locked the camera so I can’t delete it’ and yelled that she will call the police. I got literally shoved away. Safe to say I’m never going back to Seven Sisters again! Read more

Photo by: kozyndan

Kozyndan, Artists
Kozy: When Dan shot photos in the pool, we also messed up those rolls and came out with some awesome mistakes that we liked more than almost anything we shot with our Lomo.

Dan: The mistakes are still my favorite part of shooting Lomo. You just cannot duplicate that digitally. Read more

Photo by: Mark Sovel

Mark Sovel, Music Director/Radio DJ
I stumbled upon Devo as they were prepping to go on stage, so I started taking shots. They had new suits that were made of reflective material and Mark Motherbaugh wanted to see what the suits looked like with a flash. I had to show him the back of the camera and say, “I’m shooting with film”. He was flummoxed. You can see the shots in the slideshow, the suits look like they are made of light. Read more

Photo by: Chris Bear

Chris Bear, Drummer for Grizzly Bear
I felt really sneaky trying to take pictures of old Italian men. I’m a little shy when it comes to taking photographs of strangers. Read more

Photo by: Sandya Nydegger

Sandya Nydegger, Lomographer
I was crouched on the ground very close to the fence where the bulls come in and out of the arena (bulls don’t move so far so this is the best place to get close shots). The action was getting loud, fast and dusty and suddenly the fence was being lifted up in the air… by a large horn. All I can remember next is finding myself on top of the roof of a car that was parked nearby, LC-A still in hand … ready to shoot more. The bull took a nice run among screaming people. This rodeo event did not happen the following year, nor the next. Read more

Photo by: Gavin Thomas

Gavin Thomas, Lomographer
I was photographing 50 Cent for Rap-Up Magazine and he asked if the LC-A was a real camera and if he was going to be able to see the pictures due to the small size of the camera. Read more

Photo by: Iza

Iza, Vocalist for Prototypes
Traveling by plane in USA with 60 rolls, and the policemen who were checking all the rolls one by one, for each travel plane for each airport controls… Good times! Read more

Photo by: Candice O’ Donnell

Candice O’ Donnell, Professional Surfer
I must admit that shooting my friend topless in the busy street of France was the strangest moment, as I had to work fast and without offending any onlookers, and at the same time keep my subject motivated and comfortable. Read more

Photo by: Kreso Gotovac

Kreso Gotovac, Entrepreneur and Underwear Designer
You know when you hand your camera to a complete stranger and ask them to take a photo of you? I love doing that with the Lomo LC-A+! People are totally confused and have the greatest reactions. So now I just stop people for fun. The last stranger who I shoved the LC-A+ at told me, “You know, you can get a new camera pretty cheap these days”. Ha! Read more

Photo by: Latoya van der Meeren

Latoya van der Meeren, Photographer
The first Lomo LC-A belonged to my boyfriend. He went exit though and so did the camera. Thankfully I got an assignment in which I talked to creative director Al Moseley of 180 Amsterdam. We also talked about Lomo and he actually had one at home that was gathering dust! Read more

Photo by: Joel Pott

Joel, Lead Vocalist/Guitarist for Athlete
One of my friends had a party and had these ‘sumo suits’. About 2 hours of sumo battle commenced…..I got some pretty weird/uncompromising shots from that. Read more

Photo by: Simon

Simon, Street Artist for Permanent Unit
I had some funny moments especially with the LC-A Instant back+. I always take two photos of the same friend so that I can put one in my album and give the other one to my friend. It happens quite often that the two photos are looking completely different although I took them in the same light conditions with the same exposure time and it’s really hard to choose one photo when both are looking totally awesome. Read more

Photo by: Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, Author
Mostly, loved the confusion on people’s faces when they realised they couldn’t look at the back of the camera to find out what i had just shot. Read more

Photo by: Justin Thompson

Justin Thompson, Photographer
One summer I was home for a week, playing in my backyard with my 3 dogs, and was just messing around snapping some random photos. They were all laying in this amazing triangular pattern, all looking so perfect and I snapped this photo that is probably my favorite photo of all time. The three dogs in that photo were everything to me at the time, and I absolutely adore and cherish that photo every day. Read more

Photo by: David Arquette

David Arquette, Actor
I was gonna take a picture of this homeless guy but he looked at me and said, “Hey! What are you doing?” I said, “I was gonna take your picture.” He said, “But I’m homeless.” I felt like shit. I gave him some money but I still felt pretty shitty. Read more

Photo by: Yu Heng

Yu Heng, Singer/Songwriter
About 2 years ago, my family and I went to a small town about 30 minutes away from my hometown for lunch. While waiting for the food, I wandered around the restaurant with my LC-A+. Eventually I came to a ruin which was filled with debris, when I was about to click on my shutter, somebody shouted at my back, "Who are you? What are you doing here? Are you reporter?!” And before I could react, the guy threw a chair towards me, luckily I was able to escape without being injured. In the end we left the restaurant without finishing the food. The owner of the restaurant told us that the guy who threw the chair to me was mentally ill, once he wanted to chop people with a knife. Read more

Photo by: Dannyfresh

Dannyfresh, Lomographer
When I was in Loas, I met a girl on a bus, made friends and ended up traveling with her throughout Loas and Cambodia. One day i was shooting by a river and pulled out the KRAB underwater casing. All of a sudden, she was like “Waaaiiiittt……I’ve seen that red thing before! I think I was sitting in the back of a Tuk Tuk opposite you a few weeks ago”…We worked out that we had shared a Tuk Tuk ride together a few weeks before we had ‘officially’ met and hung out. Read more

Photo by: DJ Miss Yellow

DJ Miss Yellow
Most unforgettable: The first time that I shot a double exposure of my brother’s proposal. Both of their faces are printed on the photo. Like it so much! Read more

Photo by: Mathiaz Malzieu

Mathias Malzieu, Musician
I was wearing a cat costume and sunglasses, pacing at the Montmatre cemetery with my longboard. I shot the tombs, the clouds and my cat head in multi-exposure. The passersby must have taken me for a kind of cat-phantom. A kid looked at me as if I were some low brow super hero, an old man was waving his walking cane at me, screaming and an old lady applauded me as if I were a racer in the tour de France. Read More

Photo by: Ike Edeani

Ike Edeani, Art Director
We found this brilliant run-down old barn along the highway, and as we walked inside we noticed two horses on the other end staring at us. They stuck around the whole time we were there, completely unimpressed by what we were doing. Read more

Photo by: Wrik Mead

Wrik Mead, Artist & Assistant Professor
The close up photo of the owl that is out of focus is my fav. This is a shot of a plastic owl that we use to keep the critters away from our home. They can cause a lot of damage and our owl seems to have been keeping them at bay. At first glance it looks like a real owl but I think that it becomes apparent that it is a fake due to its’ animated appearance. Read more

Photo by: John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice, Musician
I had my Splitzer on and and a colored flash blazing away, my friend said: ‘What is going on with you???’ Read more

Any interesting moments with the Lomo LC-A+ that you’d like to share? Post them in the comments section below.

The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!

written by shhquiet on 2013-06-19 in #lifestyle #memories #lcastories #funny #lc-a-29th-birthday #lomo-lc-a

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