If people say derogatory towards Lomography..


It’s terrible. I am now since the summer of 2010 at Lomography here and am enthusiastic about it. But friends and people I know, for example about the school, find the lomography ridiculous and meaningless. I can not merely put in these people. Negative statements such as the photos are blurred, fuzzy and just stupid I hear more often! It makes me a kind of sad. Yes, they make fun of Lomography.

Credits: brommi

Do you know something like this, too?

Are there people who criticize your hobby?

How do you deal with it?


your brommi

written by brommi on 2011-01-06


  1. earlybird
    earlybird ·

    flash them blind!!!!

  2. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    There are some people who are really like those you mentioned. Just don't mind them. Lomo on! :)

  3. brommi
    brommi ·

    hehehe...great idea!! ;))

  4. pulex
    pulex ·

    I just give a shit what other people think about my hobbies!

  5. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    I like @earlybird's suggestion hahaha!

  6. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    found only very few people that criticize lomography, most of them are frustrated unsuccesfull photographers! Loosers!

  7. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Just ignore them Brommi. People are becoming brainwashed into thinking that anything that isn't perfectly clearly and in high definition isn't worth looking at. But we know better. It's your job to educate them if they are receptive and ignore them if they aren't. Luckily there are many people in this world who enjoy a wide variety of images and you are one of them! Take pictures for yourself and fuck the rest of them. ;)

  8. brommi
    brommi ·

    Thank you for the great resonance!
    Many many thanks!

  9. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    Don't give a F**** what others think! It is important what you think :)

  10. cptsalek
    cptsalek ·

    Just do like @pulex and @clickiemcpete say, they're both right! The negative comments might eventually die when people realize that you're still there. And to be honest: It's people like you I am happy about. You and your firends are born into the digital age, which is why I think that it is fantastic that you came across analogue photography and was fascinated by it!
    And your pics are great... Keep on shooting! :-)

  11. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    Hey! we are keeping analogue alive and kicking! I love holding onto the old, despite being 24 I don't want to loose what we have had (or what our grandparents had) I don't have CDs I have vinyl, and I display them in frames on my wall.
    One day I will buy the 5x5 frames and display my Diana photos for all to see!
    I think Lomography is cool, who cares if people think it's rubbish... They are just un-educated fools :-)

  12. megs79
    megs79 ·

    I once asked a worker at a camera store in my city if they ever had classes for people interested in analog photography. She said, "For a toy camera? Why would you wanna take a class for that? When people come in and ask about the Holga cameras we sell we tell them they are trash cameras that take bad pictures!" Needless to say I was furious. I had recently met thier Holga representative at a camera expo, and wrote a letter to the owner of the business telling him how upset I was that they would insult something I was obviously interested in, and threatening to write a letter to thier Holga representative letting them know this is how they are selling thier product. I got a very positive response from the manager, some free developing, and at the last expo they had offered a class on Holgas. Don't be afraid to stick up for what you love and educate those that are being blindly ignorant. Besides @superlighter is right, most of these people are unsucessful digital photographers, trying to take an exact replica of something they see. It takes a lot more creativity to truely make a photo a work of art.

  13. bloemche
    bloemche ·

    Don't care about them - people think I'm crazy anyway ;)

  14. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    I'm with @earlybird ^^

  15. robinansell
    robinansell ·

    Just laugh at them, obviously they do not see the world like we do, and we should feel sorry for them really. Most great artists saw the world in a different way to everyone else.

  16. peropero
    peropero ·

    i agree with the 'flash them blind' tip. ;)

  17. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    There are always some people who love to criticize and say negative things... you can't do anything against them, can't change them, and the best is to ignore these "haters" of everything.... at least you know that the lomo-spirit is not like that!! :)

  18. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    go, @earlybird!! XD

  19. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    @earlybird I like the way you think. Hilarious!

  20. pietrone
    pietrone ·

    the great god of megapixels cast a spell on them!!! we only can try to awake 'em :-) lomo on everybody!!!

  21. porkchopsandy
    porkchopsandy ·

    Take super close fisheye photos of their FACE! And post them online!! Or post them here, so we know who are those lame people :P

  22. j_robert
    j_robert ·

    Just keep making art. Ignore critics.

  23. brommi
    brommi ·

    I love y'all!! you're amazing :)))))

  24. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    forget the haters. they are either ignorant or jealous.

  25. orangeuke
    orangeuke ·

    If they dont wanna let in some lomolove into their mainstream hearts then theyre missing out :)

  26. otherearthly
    otherearthly ·

    i totally understand! as a student photographer, i get flak from my teacher and fellow students for using dianas rather than some gazillion-dollar-dslr, but my mantra is: photography isn't about pixels or pricetags; it's about how a picture makes you feel, and a technically imperfect lomograph always makes you _feel_ more than some sterile digital picture with no soul.

  27. bass_clarinet_2000
    bass_clarinet_2000 ·

    I get it all the time at work (the local lab picks up and drops off film where I work) and I tend to get a little miffed. Honestly, it's a hobby for me. And I adore my digital camera. But the film camera adds that idea of surprise since I can't see my results right away. I find it fun. I just don't know why the two can't live together. If one likes digital, so be it. But those people have to remember that without film, the great pictures of the past would not be in our minds today.

  28. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Lomography provides a wonderful hobby for me. I'm an old bachelor. I grew up with film, and I love film. I have a large box full of old cameras, most of them serious tools, and a few plastic goodies, like an Olympus AM100 and a Nikon Zoom Touch 500s. So far, no one has criticised my photographs, people have run from me when I point the camera, as if it's a weapon (I have a Ricoh Caplio 500G digital industrial camera that is almost a weapon. Its flash is a thunderbolt, good for 10 meters at iso 64. Even though it's digital, It's adorable, it's so fast!) I mostly use my Kiev 2a as my signature camera, because it's a rangefinder, and fast, also. Anyway, the real point is not not to criticise, but to enjoy what your doing and make it your art.