In 2006, Lomography released the limited edition Pharaoh: a Lomo LC-A inspired by Egyptian culture and crafted for analogue lovers.
When you think of ancient Egypt, you are reminded of pyramids, hieroglyphics, codified Egyptian wall paintings, pharaohs in white robes, and the Great Sphinx. They are visual manifestations of the richness of Egyptian culture and of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
The Pyramid of Giza is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. It is believed to have been built as a tomb for a pharaoh over a 10 to 20-year period that concluded around 2560 BCE. However, the Pyramid of Giza isn’t the only wonder stirred by rich Egyptian culture. In 2006, Lomography released its very own Egyptian wonder: The Pharaoh, a limited edition embellished and copper-encrusted Lomo LC-A.
Each copper-encrusted masterpiece was precisely detailed with Egyptian characters using enamel paint. On the front panel is Horus, the eternal God of the Sky who is usually depicted in the form of a falcon. The Pharaoh was considered to be the living Horus—- a human manifestation of the immortal god on earth.
The rear panel displays a meeting between Hathor, Nebthet, and Nefertari. Hathor was worshipped by her followers with song and dance ceremonies, honoring her as the Goddess of music Art, and Beauty. Many feared yet respected Nebthet as she was the Goddess of Magic, Mystery, and the Underworld. Nefertari was the favorite wife of Rameses II. She was considered a “force behind the throne” and one of the most influential women in the ancient world.
Only 50 Pharaohs were produced, and so there are only 50 lucky beings blessed with this exquisite masterpiece. No reason to think that the heavens have failed you, however; there are still several LC-A editions for you to choose from, and in celebration of LC-A week, we’re giving away free Lomography Smartphone Film Scanners for Online and Gallery Store LC-A shoppers.