Today, we celebrate the cellphone’s 40th birthday! We’ve come a long way from brick-sized cellphones to our magical touch-screen gadgets we have today! Let’s look back at the analogue roots of our dear friend, the cellphone.
Forty years ago, in downtown Manhattan, the first phone call was made by Martin Cooper. His weapon of choice was his Motorola DynaTAC cellphone prototype. In a matter of twenty minutes, the phone battery was drained. You don’t see that happening to our analogue buddies, like our Lomography Cameras.
The Motorola DynaTAC weight over one kilo which made your 20-minute phone calls quite the work out. Thankfully, it never made it to the market. A decade later, the Motorola 8000X was released after being deemed safe enough to use without interfering airplane signals.
Can you guess how much it costed back then? About, $4,000USD.
But, you know what? The first camera hit the market in 1889 and was pre-loaded with film for 100 exposures. Almost a century later, we were graced with the original Lomo Kompakt Automat, otherwise known as the Lomo LC-A.
Stay true to your roots Lomographers. The Future is Analogue.