- 11 Jul 2007
For a while now I've been fascinated with the whole Lomo scene, truth be told I own a few film cameras of that ilk myself, a Holga, Vivitar Ultra Wide Slim, Smena, and a Holga 135 too. I've never bought a Lomo LC-A mainly because of the price of them for what they are!!! But to me the point of it seems to be that all the power is in the camera, all the creativity is coming from the liberation found when using a cheap russian camera with a technically dodgy lens. It's very much a cool underground type of cult movement, but I can't help admitting whenever I see a collection of photographs taken by someone with a Lomo camera I'm usually pretty impressed. Do you think this is anything to do with the equipment or by chance are these guys just naturally artistic photographers? Perhaps it's the subject matter, to me living in the UK if I see a shot of an american street it instantly evokes certain feeling, whereas to someone who lived on that same street and saw it everyday, it's just a street you know?