I have been the Chief of the Online Magazine for some months now, and have only now found the time, and felt the right to write a Letter From the Editor. Working at Lomography has been a wild ride, and I feel like now I have a pretty solid handle on my duties here and a fairly clear understanding of the community, so I would like to share some thoughts with you.
I have always been enthusiastic about Lomography, since I was a teenager, I have owned a Fisheye and an Action Sampler and have been attracted by the idea behind the company. But more than a company, Lomography is a collective movement and that’s how it feels like to work here. It is refreshing to work with people from all over the world who are working together for an ideal and who together create and maintain this wonderful platform for inspiring action, creativity and communication.
Since starting here at the magazine, I have found that there are areas where we need to grow and improve, while there are things we pretty much have the hang of. Since the creation of the magazine, we have been continuously exploring, brainstorming, and trying new things that as a group, we think would be fun and beneficial to the community. And, as the title of this letter suggests, sometimes we make mistakes, and things are not 100% perfect because to err is human.
And in this world of automated this and automated that, it’s refreshing for me to see that Lomography is a place where we can show our human side, our analogue selves. Because as a collective, we have managed to help people in need, we have inspired people to create some amazing projects, and have given you the opportunity to win some really cool stuff , while maintaining an accepting and caring environment. And yes, sometimes we make mistakes, but what can we say, we are only human…
My colleagues here at Lomography are inspiring, down-to-earth, hardworking individuals. Each person I have met and worked with here, either in person or via the web, is kind, professional and works at Lomography because they care about the art, but more importantly about the community.
Lastly, I would like to thank the community for your support and for being part of this big exciting experimental journey. What Lomography becomes is in your hands. Share your work with the community, inspire your fellow Lomographers with your writing, and keep the future Analogue!