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Chapter 1: Introduction by the Lomographic Society International

We, your loyal Lomographers from 50 different countries gathered more than 10,000 Lomographs. These are the best of the best snapshots, which have effectively changed our lives. More than 2,500 of these shots have ultimately found their way into this book! We, your creators, parents, midwives, teachers, professors, brothers and sisters, enemies and disciples, pallbearers and resurrectors (especially from Russia and China) - through intense research and devotion, present what has fed and continues to nourish our endless love for you.

Dearly beloved LOMO LC-A!
No, it was not ‘love at first sight’! Your particular elegance and subtle manner is perhaps too unconventional for today’s ‘reveal-all’ photocamera-pinups. Yet, whoever digs deeper, ventures a little closer and becomes truly involved with you, soon comes to the realization: you are undisputedly the love of our lives! You are smart and strong, quick but delicate, both witty and wise, educated and experienced; possessing a wild beauty, while remaining inscrutable and incomprehensible … Each and every day you stay close at hand, full of surprises and ceaselessly passionate through all situations and seasons! Wherever you are life emerges, excitement, surprise, joy, colour, atmosphere, art, communication, friendship & unquantifiable love! We made this little book for you. We, the Lomographers, the legion of admirers, followers and footmen.

We, your loyal Lomographers from 50 different countries gathered more than 10,000 Lomographs. These are the best of the best snapshots, which have effectively changed our lives. More than 2,500 of these shots have ultimately found their way into this book! We, your creators, parents, midwives, teachers, professors, brothers and sisters, enemies and disciples, pallbearers and resurrectors (especially from Russia and China) – through intense research and devotion, present what has fed and continues to nourish our endless love for you. We, the secretaries of Lomography (= the Lomographic Society International team) in Vienna, London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, Milano, Seoul, Manila, Lisbon, St Petersburg, Singapore, Istanbul, Taipei, Guangzhou, Beijing and Bangkok and many more cities – scoured through the Lomographic World Archive and our private albums to unearth everything that might exhibit your vast talents and express our adoration to you even more imperatively than before. The fruit of our endeavors can be found in thousands of “historic” Lomographs, texts, documents and facsimiles. The unabbreviated memoir of a unique love affair!

Ultimately, we have tried to demonstrate our devotion to you in this book – with stammering words and tentatively offered adornments, but most of all with pure, unadulterated Lomography. With very few exceptions, all photos in this book are the consequence of your affection for light, with which your LOMO LC-A Minitar 1 lens brings dead film to life! This humble book is but a mere fragment, a fleeting moment, dear LOMO LC-A, in which everything is centred on you (however, you can find out everything else about Lomography and the Lomographic Society International on www.lomography.com – thanks).

Oh! sweet LOMO LC-A, we remain true to you. We restlessly and dedicatedly hunt and gather for more and more Lomographs and we pledge to never, ever, stop loving you! Your hopelessly devoted Lomographers.

Have the full glory of the book

written by cruzron

4 comments

  1. iaki

    iaki

    when I saw this I remeber the LC-A customisation competition
    http://www.lomograph(…)competition

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  2. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    =)

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  3. vicuna

    vicuna

    yeah, @iaki is right... what about the LCA customisation competition? Was there already any winner announcement???

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  4. mr_sid

    mr_sid

    Yes, i would like to know what happend to the competition, too!!! :-D

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