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The LOMO Factory in Russia in the Early 90s: A Retrospective Gallery

Twenty years may be a long, long time, but like they always say, time flies when you’re having fun! Can you believe that Lomography’s turning the great 2-0 this month? As part of the celebration, we’d like to give you guys a treat in the form of – what else? – photographs!

What makes this particular set so delightful though, is that it is a gallery of photographs taken inside the original LOMO factory in Russia back in the early 90s. A sneak peek of the place that helped start it all. The birthplace of the iconic LC-A.

LOMO was founded in 1914 in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) back when Russia was still known as USSR. They started to mass produce our beloved LC-A a little bit late — in 1984, to be exact — but then its popularity took off, eventually spreading to other regions like the then-communist countries like Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Cuba.

And as one can see from the photos, each LC-A is assembled by hand.

Now, don’t tell me that you have no idea what the hullabaloo is all about! Go on, take a trip down memory lane and refresh yourself with the quick history of Lomography!

Lomo On!

written by geegraphy

3 comments

  1. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    Oh man all those parts and crazy equipment; I'd go nuts! Love the shots.

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  2. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    Now, Lomography should resurrect another LOMO camera, the LOMO Electra 112, with improvements,
    Multi exposure switch,
    1/100sec flash sync speed,
    make viewfinder/rangefinder bigger and brighter,
    and give it a Jupiter 8 lens and it will rule the night!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!

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  3. robotmonkey1996

    robotmonkey1996

    ^ seconded

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