Lomographic Horoscope: Cameras for Every Animal Sign in the Chinese Zodiac


A new decade enters, thus a new cycle begins too with the Chinese Zodiac as the New Lunar Year approaches. Restart your analogue lifestyle and bring in the best fortune, luck and good vibes by pairing yourself with the most suitable Lomography camera for your Chinese Zodiac sign.

Credits: dabai

The Rat: La Sardina for the All-Rounder

The year 2020 is the Year of the Rat -- and it's your time to shine! While traditional Chinese Zodiac suggests that a zodiac's year is not fortunate, it shouldn't stop our Lomographers born under this zodiac to flex and exhibit their prowess. Like the Rat, the La Sardina camera is known for its versatility, meant for the quick-witted and resourceful. Most editions of the La Sardina come with a Fritz the Blitz 2.0 Flash, expanding the analogue possibilities and becoming even more of a perfect partner for photographers under the sign of the Rat.

Your Kindred Rat-Sign Photogapher: Rinko Kawauchi (1972)
Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Credits: cornborn, icuresick & mephisto19

The Ox: Konstruktor for the Master

We think our Oxen Lomographers can find their kindred spirits with the Konstruktor. You are one of the most patient Lomographers out there and you will always be rewarded by photographic mastery. Known for their dependable personality, strength, ambition, and endurance, Oxen Lomographers will enjoy the hands-on approach of the Konstrkutor DIY Kit., featuring a top-down viewfinder, multiple exposure functions, bulb sendings and detachable lens for customization. Don't let this little camera fool you! It's known for its sturdiness and delivering crisp grains and bring colors.

Your Kindred Ox-Sign Photographer: David Hockney (1937)
Years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Credits: pawlow05, oleman, bdilka, naamnaam99 & flyingkat

The Tiger: Actionsampler for the Risk Taker

We bet that Lomographers born under the Year of the Tiger have quick eyes and feisty hands! Their competitive spirit is ideal for action photography, especially with the ActionSampler Clear. Tiger babies are known for their fiery passion and courage to take risks, and their instinct for art would most likely manifest with the same excitement. The Actionsampler camera makes an incredible partner for four-frame sequential shots, creating stills of moving images.

Your Kindred Tiger Sign Photographer: Daido Moriyama (1938)
Years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Credits: alexroarsatlyons, hstevens1, rupertengland & madnad

The Rabbit: Lomo'Instant Wide for the Dreamer

The reserved Rabbit-sign analogue lovers are known for their fun-seeking attitude, sentimentality, and sensitivity. These lovely photographers would seek for a camera that would just 'get' them in an instant -- and we think the Lomo'Instant Wide fits best as their partner. The Lomo'Instant Wide is the perfect camera for the romantic Rabbits. Capturing the beautiful memories into wistful photographs has never been this easy and handy as the Lomo'Instant is jam-packed with features expanding creative control: varying shooting modes, fully programmatic shutter, PC sync, ultra-wide-angle and close-up lenses (available in the combo package), multiple exposure features and flash.

Your Kindred Rabbit Sign Photographer: Sally Mann (1951)
Years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Credits: tabuk, pearlgirl77 & candeeland

The Dragon: Diana F+ for the Unique

Dragon-born Lomographers, you guys are extremely one of a kind! Not only are you talented and intelligent, but you also have the energy of a firecracker! As such, we think the Diana F+ camera is the most suiting for the dream chasers that you are. The Diana F+ camera bends to no rules and establishes its own standards; has its own iconic look. You are a born leader and you highly value your independence -- but you don't need to be alone in your analogue journey! The Diana F+, a true gem in our collection, is meant for those seeking to stand out and be different.

Your Kindred Dragon Sign Photographer: Andy Warhol (1928)
Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Credits: mephisto19, born-to-ruin & paramir

The Snake: Diana Multi Pinhole for the Trendsetter

Elegant, sophisticated and wise Lomographers under the sign of the Snake exude an enigmatic and charming appeal to them, and their photography would reflect it. Think of tasteful Pictorialist shots, wispy landscapes, and haloed portraits. We think the Diana Multi Pinhole Operator are their best companions in fulfilling their aesthetic. The art of pinhole photography is often mastered by the intuitive shooter -- we believe Snake-born analogue souls are true masters of this timeless craft.

Your Kindred Snake Sign Photographer: Carrie Mae Weems (1953)
Years:: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Credits: mstrlss, dfred, mandi & mephisto19

The Horse: Spinner 360° for the Life of the Party

Hose-born Lomographers, the world revolves around you. You are a photographer who always wants to go the extra mile, you and you will always achieve what you want. You dare to achieve the impossible, going beyond the usual horizons. For the free spirit that is you, the Spinner 360° is here to be your soulmate. In just a pull of a cord, the world's already yours for the taking as it gives you a 360-degree panorama.

Your Kindred Horse Sign Photographer: Cindy Sherman (1954)
Years:: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Credits: mandi & sinvertigo

The Sheep: The LomoMod No.1 for the Surrealist

One of the most artistic and creative people are those born under the sign of the Sheep. They are fueled by creativity going beyond common imagination, in sync with their surroundings and have a naturally good taste for aesthetics. We believe that these natural-born talents would love the novelty that the new LomoMod No.1 camera would bring, and change their photography scene. This DIY medium format camera comes with a Sutton Liquid-Filled Lens to quench the creative's craving. The flock will be thrilled to have this addition for their explorative and experimental lifestyle.

Your Kindred Goat Sign Photographer: Fan Ho (1931)
Years:: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Credits: lomography

The Monkey: Lomo'Instant Automat Glass for the Clever

The quick-witted and energetic Monkey sign-Lomographers are meant to be at the center, the born party leaders of your everyday LomoWalks. They have an eye for the offbeat but would translate these estrangements into charming and appealing photographs. For these quick snappers, we think the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass fits their daily grind. Being the first instant camera with a wide-angle glass lens, the LIAG improved the standards of instant photography for bolder, sharper and more colorful imagery, making analogue and vintage aesthetics be just as exciting and vivacious as the artists under the sign of the Monkey.

Your Kindred Monkey Sign Photographer: Wolfgang Tillmans (1987)
Years:: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Credits: lomography

The Rooster: Fisheye No. 2 for the Spectator

Rooster-born Lomographers are ever the observant and keen, always paying attention to the details when painting the bigger picture. Their straight-shooting style paired with their knack of humor and incredibly high standards brings in new perspectives and views. We always look out for their creations made out of the Fisheye No. 2, being the most likely to present uncanny, fresh scenes and images from every corner and angle of the world. Rooster-sign Lomographers will love to have their own truths challenged with this The 170° wide-angle lens camera.

Your Kindred Rooster Sign Photographer: Barbara Kruger (1945)
Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Credits: coca, ripsta, giugiz, lakandula & dogma

The Dog: Lomo LC-A+ for the Genuine

Lomographers born under the Year of the Dog are masters of photography's core: honesty. Their heart and soul translate to their imagery, bearing their own sense of humanity and values. Which is why the iconic Lomo LC-A+ would be the befitting friend for these artists. The LC-A+'s natural way of producing the Lomographic aesthetic will be amplified by the eye and vision of artists under this sign.

Your Kindred Dog-Sign Photographer: Robert Mapplethorpe (1920)
Years:: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Credits: jimmyhido, joncherry & cocaneonkamerasutra

The Pig: Lubitel 166+ for the Lover

Pig-sign Lomographers love to take their time. Their patience, empathic skills and genuine interest in people make them amazing portraitist -- being able to see various sides and conditions of human beings. Through their wit and humor, they are able to paint a different and unseen stroke of a person. This is why the Lubitel 166+ makes a stylish tool for artists born under the Year of the Pig. This twin-lens-reflex camera recreated from the Soviet classic has a wide range of features and options for them to experiment with -- aperture and shutter speed guides, format switching between 120 and 3 5mm film, and more!

Your Kindred Pig Sign Photographer: Diane Arbus (1908)
Years:: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

Credits: mr-furet, chippo, andrejrusskovskij, adi_totp & tall_bastard

We hope you enjoyed reading this fun horoscope! We wish you a prosperous, photo-filled Lomo-Lunar New Year!

written by cielsan on 2020-02-04


  1. fisheyemary
    fisheyemary ·

    This is perfect!! I'm a Dog (1970) and I'm about to get the LCA!! A great coincidence!

  2. brine
    brine ·

    Fun article!!! I am a dog (1958) and I use my LCA with the Instax back!!!

  3. charlie_cat
    charlie_cat ·

    I'm also a dog / LC-A! Aaaand..I absolutely love the LC-A 120 :)

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