The LOMO LC-A + however is a nearly exact copy of the original LOMO LC-A (which itself is a copy of a copy of a copy as you know) and nowadays stands at the top of a very long history of analogue 35mm compact cameras.
Going through all these bits and pieces of compact camera history, you can see that it is not an easy task to define the roots of one of these machines. The Lomo Kompakt Automat was an exact copy of the Cosina CX-2, which was clearly inspired by the Minox 35EL, which was in turn created as a competitor to the Rollei 35. This camera aimed to put the features of old-fashioned compact cameras such as the Leica into even smaller casing, whereas the Leica was invented to present a more functional alternative to popular cameras such as the Kodak Brownie and so on and so on. At the time that the LOMO LC-A was conceived and introduced in Russia, more advanced 35mm autofocus cameras were flooding the market and being warmly welcomed all over the world. The 905 saw the first models of digital-based cameras, which quickly evolved and are now a part of our everyday lives. The digital age that we witness today made photography popular and accessible like never before as now cameras can be found in every mobile phone and computer.
The LOMO LC-A + however is a nearly exact copy of the original LOMO LC-A (which itself is a copy of a copy of a copy as you know) and nowadays stands at the top of a very long history of analogue 35mm compact cameras. We Lomographers love and praise all kinds of film and are simply addicted to all the different variations, types, quirks, random effects and the undeniable atmosphere and high quality that good old (and sometimes even expired) film offers us. A camera that suits our needs must therefore make use of film, be compact, easy-to-handle, fast-reacting and needs to serve us in all our possible and impossible operations to capture the world and life around it in all its random and unpredictable beauty. Having discovered the LOMO LC-A and having recently further developed it -with the help of the worldwide Lomographlc community – to the LOMO LC-A , we consider this camera as the perfect tool for this lifelong mission. Being probably the only analogue compact camera that was newly developed in the 21st century with the help of 25 years old plans from St Petersburg and that still uses lovely 35mm film, this little fellow carries all our convictions and love of analogue culture, films and easy-to-handle snap-shot photography. You are therefore heartily invited to join our lomographic passion and to carry the amazing history of faithful, authentic, innovative and more than ever up-to-date compact analogue photography into the 21st century!
Hans Eijkelboom is a Dutch conceptual artist/street photographer who has just released a book titled Hans Eijkelboom: People of the Twenty-First Century published by Phaidon. We are love these photographs and are offereing you the chance to win a copy of this wonderful book and La Sardina Cubic to capture your very own amazing photos. Read on to enter this great competition!
Two days from now, Lempertz will hold a sale of 195 photographic prints. The lineup is as varied as the history of photography itself. An 1856 print by an anonymous photographer is in the same group as a top-valued Joseph Szabo shot. A deceptively simple shot of a flower vase is joined by the complex textures of Lucien Hervé. Take a look at the fascinating mix.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. It has been mentioned in a myriad of pop culture references in books, music, and film, and is also the home of the Lomography headquarters. The history of Vienna stretches back to a far 500 BC, which is why it’s no surprise that the city is steeped in rich, unique, and fascinating culture and history that has inspired artists of all generations.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. Let's get to know more about Japanese local culture and food through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
South African photographer David Goldblatt is famous for his reportage during the apartheid. In 1975 he started an original series depicting detailed photographs of body parts which were published in the book, "Particulars." As a tribute to this great artist, I'll show you a series of close-up photographs of hands. Stay tuned!
Jürgen Bürgin finds pleasure in strolling through the hustle and bustle of the world's biggest cities and shooting street photographs without being recognized. For Lomography, however, the Film PR agent and photographer from Berlin took a different path, literally! We gave him a Lomo LC-A+ camera for his journey to the French Provence and waited in anticipation for his travel pictures away from the big city.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Today is the day to make sure your Lomo LC-A & LC-Wide are happy snappers! With our Advent deal of the day, you can save a smashing 20% on accessories for the camera that started the Lomography movement, in addition to our vast selection of other accessories. Move into a new realm of analogue photography with a flashy lens or a colorful flash!
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
Russell Darling is one of our Lomography UK regulars. He is a big part of our community of film fanatics and regularly joins our workshops and events. In this interview, we asked him about his experience shooting with the Lomo LC-A 120, as well as his work as visual effects practitioner for films such as "Star Wars," "Twilight," and "Godzilla."
I don't know many bands from Russia but one that I've been admiring for years is Motorama from Rostov-on-Don. With catchy tunes and adorable videos, they took my heart by storm and that of fans from all over the world. Because of their Russian origin, Motorama is of course familiar with Lomo products. Reason enough to let them become our latest LomoAmigos! Enjoy the interview with singer Vlad and check out their B&W photos, taken with a La Sardina Splendour.
Not long after Alex Timmermans purchased his first digital camera at the turn of the century, he quickly realized the trappings of digital photography couldn't fulfill his personal photographic desires. He then began searching for a more challenging process — one that wasn't so predictable. His journey eventually landed him back at the roots of analogue photography, specifically employing the wet plate collodion process using original Petzval lenses. This antique photographic process found in him a renewed inspiration and has since become his passion, which is evident in both his words and his images.
New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!