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  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 8: The Whole Truth About Prof. Radionov

    LC-A Big Book Chapter 8: The Whole Truth About Prof. Radionov
    Speaking to the Lomographers, the jolly professor told them he had invented the Minitar 1 lens. At the same time, he spread the word among his Russian colleagues that he had discovered Lomography and had recommended the LOMO LC-A to the Viennese as an instrument to practice Lomography. In the widest sense of the truth, Radionov, the cunning scoundrel, had just programmed the computer software, which ran on the Minsk-32 Computers of LOMO PLC.
  • Chapter 7: The Heart: Minitar 1 Lens

    Chapter 7: The Heart: Minitar 1 Lens
    Thereupon Mr. Sveriv, Design Manager of the LOMO PLC design office, began to take action. He gave orders to two renowned men in the Russian optical industry to improve the calculations for the Minitar 1 Lens: to Professor Radionov from the LITMO Institute, a respected emeritus with a goatee, and to Lev Sakin, the in-house optical specialist. It was Lev Sakin who was responsible for the recalculations and in 1984 presented the final calculations for the Minitar 1. This lens had a modified radius and a different glass type.
  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 6: Production in Full Swing

    LC-A Big Book Chapter 6: Production in Full Swing
    Bustling activity was under way In the depths of the LOMO PLC factory. The LOMO LC-A main construction team, consisting of Mr. Kholomyansky, Mr. Belushkln, Mr. Agrest and Mr. Denlsov, checked and rechecked all the functions of the LOMO LC-A while the design team worked on the cover plate of the camera and Olga Tsvetkova prepared the production and assembling halls.
  • Chapter 5: Birth of the Lomo Kompakt Automat

    Chapter 5: Birth of the Lomo Kompakt Automat
    The clammy hands of the Director General trembled as the Vice Minister left the room with the full aura of his position, "And you, Mikhail, have done a great job. Despite everything, I must say that the camera's closing mechanism isn't half bad, and also the click that sounds when I take a photo is notably melodious to my sensitive ears. Keep up the good work that way the honour of your factory with its three Orders of Lenin can be assured". The first prototype of the Lomo Kompakt Automat, shortened to LOMO LC-A, was officially accepted and mass production was able to begin.
  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 4: The Amazing History of the LOMO Kompakt Automat

    LC-A Big Book Chapter 4: The Amazing History of the LOMO Kompakt Automat
    This excerpt was taken from the "Lomo LC-A Big Book". More chapters are coming...
  • Lomography's World Congress London 2007

    Lomography's World Congress London 2007
    The Lomographic Society was invited by the London Design Festival to present a decade’s worth of Lomographic magic in an extraordinary exhibition - what was to be the 7th Lomography World Congress.The LomoWorldWall, presented on Trafalgar Square in the centre of London, featured 100,000 images from artists, individuals and groups from all parts of the world – all this made it the biggest Lomographic project to date! The congress united Lomographers from London and the rest of the world.
  • Chapter 3: The Lomography Manifesto

    Chapter 3: The Lomography Manifesto
    One Sunday afternoon, a Lomographer came up with the 'Lomographic Manifesto' which, was also inspired by the first 12 months of Lomography which is filled with all sorts of adventures, discussions, and thoughts from the eager young Austrians who 'discovered' the unique plastic camera during a trip the LC-As' motherland.
  • Lomography and the Photokina

    Lomography and the Photokina
    The photokina is the largest trade fair in the world for photographic and imaging industries. The first photokina event was held all the way back in 1950 and since then it’s become a regular event that’s held in Cologne, Germany, once every two years. It’s grown and grown over the years and the last event in 2010 attracted a staggering 180,000 visitors from around 160 different countries!
  • Chapter 2: The Ten Golden Rules of Lomography

    Chapter 2: The Ten Golden Rules of Lomography
    New to Lomography? Well here are the Ten Golden Rules that every serious Lomographer should know by heart.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction by the Lomographic Society International

    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.