Lubitel Love From Waist Level Chapter 43: Lomography and Visual Culture


The social and visual credo of Lomography has influenced lots of different people – from cultural gurus and creative types to business people, educators, and other professionals.

Among these strident supporters and Lomographic camera shooters are quite a few celebrities and well-known creative types, such as Moby, David Byrne, LCD Soundsystem, Vladimir Putin, Master Yuen, Underworld, Giovanni Ribisi, Nobuyoshi Araki, Eason Chan (The King of Canton Pop), Franz Ferdinand, Dalek, Eve, Anton Corbijn, Daft Punk, Danny Clinch, Nikki Sixx, Staple Design, Rosie O’Donnell, Kareem Black, The Cold War Kids, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Yonehara Yasumasa, Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, John Vanderslice, Mark Romanek, Jason Lee, Shepard Fairey, Kirsten Dunst, The White Stripes, Kozyndan, Eva Mendes, Bady Minck, the Leningrad Cowboys, and Meatloaf. So you’re in good company!

The Lomographic credo – “be fast, be open-minded, be communicative” – has spread into an approach that is shared throughout the Lomographic network. This special premise is based on the playful combination of lo-tech and hi-creativity, and the amalgamation of a cultural institution with a commercial photographic and design company. This grants our Lomographic Society an exquisite role in this age of borderless global tele-communications wherever images and visual language are involved.

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We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!

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