The Lomo LCA + or the Lomographic Dream


The Lomo LC-A + is the camera of all dreams. An artistic ally, an extension of the arm, a link between a dreamer's brain and a hand which seeks to transcribe a dreamlike vision ...

My artistic ally is the LC-A+ Russia Day. He accompanies me everywhere, in all situations. He is in a special place that has no other camera I own. This allows a continuous and endless dream.

L’automne – Fuji Pro 400H

He is the best, which transcribes what I feel or what I want to show in my work . This is certainly due to its Minitar 1 lens. Indeed, the LC-A + produces a marked contrast, very bright and highly saturated colors. A tool that allows a surreal journey.

Credits: jaybees80

I tell you it is the one for all daydreams! He is the companion of my urban ballads when I try to turn things around me in dream countries. This exercise is much easier to achieve with this type of camera, with its possibility of double direct exposure and automatic exposure calculation. However, it takes practice and the development of an unconscious and automatic production technique.

Credits: jaybees80

For me, the LC-A + acts as a prosthesis, a kind of continuity or extension of my brain through the hand and the eye and take one more tool status. Somehow, the camera replaces the organic things, which is why it takes the prosthetic status.
It is as prosthetic can be as a musical instrument is for a musician. An extension of the body, a second entity because the man with the camera is a photographer.

Credits: jaybees80

The LC-A + is the tool of daydreaming, the color saturation can make the unreal world turn through the double exposure. In a sense, the photos taken with LC-A + allow a loss of reference to reality. Obviously, our critics say it is possible to do the same with digital tools, but the LC-A + render is so special, trying to copy it causes only a blatant deception.
I especially think of a poster I saw recently for the Festival of Fashion Photography from Hyères.

Indeed, aesthetics and technique of LC-A + are inimitable. They are the essence of the Lomographic movement. Because in our societies, it offers an alternative.

written by jaybees80 on 2013-07-11 in #reviews #vignetage #couleur-saturee #saturation #color #vigneting #lomographie #vignette #lomo-lca #lomographic #contraste #photo #must #dream #reve #lca-russia-day #aesthetic #lomographique #contrast


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    wow.. I love these shots! thanks for sharing such article :)

  2. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    @adi_top, many thanks ;o)

  3. akula
    akula ·


  4. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Wonderful article and gallery!! I have an original, Russian LCA, that I use regularly. The Russian lens is better than the Chinese one, with a bit less vignette, slightly less red over saturation, and sharper, particularly at the center. Also, the Russian camera has 1st and 2nd curtain sync for flash, but no double exposure provision.

  5. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    @ herbert-4 , I really love to have the original LCA, but it don't have the double exposure .... it's a real problem for me ...

  6. phzhi
    phzhi ·

    Beautiful double exposure!

  7. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    wow, lovely pics

  8. wontonowisdom
    wontonowisdom ·

    Amazing doubles!

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