Starting in 2010, Lomography has changed my point of view as a photographer. Let’s see how and why; I bet that many of the reasons why I prefer analog are similar to those of many members of this community!
Lomography changed the way I see photography and art. That’s sincerely a fact in my recent approach to photography since:
- I left all the past digital and obsolete digital grinds.
- I let more than a year pass without taking any picture: I was really frustrated about the fast evolution of optics and digital technology that has made my last digital camera obsolete after only two years from the time I bought it.
Then, I rediscovered analog photography. While tidying up some closets, I found some old analog cameras and a Super 8 video camera.
Well, I actually never tried using the Super 8 video camera. I don’t know exactly why, but I don’t feel like I’m ready to start filming with it just yet. Just imagine what kind of work it is to scan every frame of a Super 8 film! I don’t even know anyone who could develop a Super 8 film! I think that there are no more labs that can do that nowadays.
The old cameras were my starting point. Then, I bought my first two analogue cameras from Estonia: the first was a Fed 5b (a Russian rangefinder camera), and the second was the original Lomo LC-A. It was love at first sight with the latter, what with its amazing vignettes and lack of focus on the edges.