Lubitel Love From Waist Level Chapter 7: The Look of Love

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The Lubitel is - first and foremost - an individual. It has its own unique creative strength. Its pictures have their very own look and special character.

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The Lubitel is – first and foremost – an individual. It has its own unique creative strength. Its pictures have their very own look and special character. As you thumb through this book and soak in the many images before you, you’ll doubtlessly see it for yourself. Lubitel images simply look very “analog.” The shots look more “professional” than any 35mm camera, but somehow less professional than a very high-end 120 camera, like a Hasselblad or Rollei. Of course they are sharp, crispy, artistic, painted with light, and grand. But they’re also occasionally random, sometimes too vibrant, often vignetted at the edges, and totally flexible to your wishes and innovative tinkering.

The result: you can easily see the analog nature of each image, the love and care of the Lomographer behind every individual situation, the grand history of this long-standing camera and philosophy, and – most importantly – the entire never ending world of unexpected effects and creative surprises. Rather than reflecting the objective reality (like a fiercely-expensive digital SLR), they reflect the subjective reality of the Lomographer who is composing the image (from the top-down of course) and pulling the trigger. It will make you look twice.

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written by ungrumpy on 2011-05-10 in #library #lomography #lubitel #library #lubitel-love-from-waist-level

4 Comments

  1. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    Is the Lubitel falling in sales or something? 3rd articled I've read this week!

  2. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    No willyboy, it is not, this is the sixth capter of the Lubitel book, much like we had the chapters to the LC-A Big Book!

  3. lomodesbro
    lomodesbro ·

    Lubitels last. I bought my Lubitel 2 in 1972 and still use it today

  4. santafire
    santafire ·

    I'm a proud Lubitel 166U lover!

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