In the beginning on 1990s a couple of students exposed a small, mysterious Russian camera, the Lomo Kompakt Automat, and produced a new style of imaginative experimental photography with their first unorthodox snapshot cavorting. The move toward: taking as many photographs as possible in the most impossible of situations possible and from the most unusual positions possible, and then having them developed as cheaply as possible.
The result is a flood of authentic, colorful, crazy, off-the-wall, unfamiliar and often brilliant snapshots. These are mounted on panels to form a sea of thousands of Lomographs which regularly astonish viewers with their sheer colorfulness, diversity and power of expression. Resultant main exhibitions in Moscow, New York, Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Havana, Zurich, Cologne, Madrid, Cairo, Tokyo and many other cities, where up to 100,000 Lomographs were shown at a time, established an international reputation for Lomography.
The social and visual thinking of Lomography had a strong influence on the function and aesthetic of photography in the 1990s. Today the community of Lomographers has over 500,000 members world-wide. Along with these are mere mortals like you or me, but also such famous individuals as Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Pulp, Underworld, Helmut Lang, Moby and Robert Redford, to name just a only some.
The basic Lomographic idea be fast, don’t think, be open-minded towards your environment, absorb everything, collect and enjoy being communicative has spread into a culture of communication and an approach to awareness that is shared throughout the Lomographic network.
Those students had the thought to capture photographs from the all the rage. Capture senseless shots with no still appear into the viewfinder. The thought was just passionate sufficient to work… and it worked brilliantly. Vibrant high contrast high color images received by everyone.
In the present day Lomography is a brand name with a trendy like following. Lomography is still done on analog cameras and requires no unique photography techniques at all. Now, go through some Lomographs. Hope you will enjoy this post and give your precious response.