Photo Story by Selina Orrell – Lomography

“Lomography began with a fateful encounter in the early 1990s…

…when two students in Vienna, Austria, stumbled upon the Lomo Kompakt Automat – a small, enigmatic Russian camera. Mindlessly taking the shot from the hip, and sometimes looking through the viewfinder, they were astounded with the mindblowing photos that it produced – the colours were vibrant, with deep saturation and vignettes that framed the shot – it was nothing like they had seen before! Upon returning home, friends wanted their own Lomo LC-A, igniting a new style of artistic experimental photography that we now know as Lomography!”

Unfortunately, phone applications, such as Hipstamatic, have caught hold of Lomography and transformed it from analogue to digital. The Hipstamatic app’ uses a number of software filters, in order to make the photographs look like they were taken with an antique analogue camera.

Here is a photo story taken with a Holga 120 GFN analogue camera; the old fashioned, although now unfortunately considered, Hipster way.

(I shall still keep using my Lomography camera, regardless.)
























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