A few weeks ago, I first learned of an analog camera movement and community called Lomography. What is Lomography, you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia:

Lomography is an analog camera movement and community, and is also a commercial trademark of Lomographische AG. It was founded in 1991 by Viennese students Matthias Fiegl and Wolfgang Stranzinger when they discovered the Lomo LC-A camera created by LOMO PLC of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Since 1995, Lomography has been the sole distributor of that camera outside of the former Soviet Union, and has since moved into producing their own range of analog cameras, and other imports such as the Diana camera.

Anyone who knows me is well aware of the fact that I have been a huge photo buff my entire life. I always, always, had a camera on my person, and when things went digital, I was in heaven. But as time went on, I found that although digital photography offered convenience and near instant results, it lacked a certain charm. I always thought of going back to film, I just never knew how I would re-enter that world.

Well, this is how. Through Lomography.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not denigrating the digital movement at all. In fact, I’m very much a proponent of this current wave of photo sharing sites and filter apps for mobile phones. But film, real film, is just special, yo.


Lomography creates and sells several types of cameras – I purchased the La Sardina model, as seen in the above photo. It’s a dope little camera, and the resulting pics are lo-fi and very cool. I’ve already burned through two rolls of film, and the photos below are the best of the bunch. I’m on roll number three and this time I plan on using the Fritz the Blitz flash that comes with the camera. Oh, good times are indeed ahead.

Check out the photos below and let me know what you think of them!












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