The photo enthusiast that I am, I am now without a (digital) camera.
I have a Canon G9 which I love and travel with, but it broke while I was in Yogyakarta visiting the Unesco World Heritage Temple of Borobudur. Without a digital camera, I was driven to rekindle my affair with my long neglected lomo camera, an LC-A+
Lomography or lomo (in short) is a new (or old) form of photography (sort of) using films and toy cameras. There are bajillion kinds of these lomo cameras and more coming out or being modified everyday. Most popular types would be Holga, Diana, and LCA+.
Basically, the pictures produced by these cameras are not a true reflection of reality. But what is reality, you may ask? Ha! It simply means the colors are all wrong. It can be too blue, too red, too green, too blurry, too grainy, too saturated, too close, too far, too high, too low…
Huh? Why is anyone into it then?
Well, because it produces photos like this:
Lomo – Kuta Beach, Bali – March, 2009
Lomo – Kuta Beach, Bali, March, 2009
Lomo – Kyoto, Japan, July, 2008
Lomo – Yangshuo, China, June, 2008
Lomo – Shangrila, Yunnan, China, June, 2008
Lomo – Bali, Indonesia, March, 2009
Lomo – Akita, Japan, July, 2008
Learn about Lomography Film Swap!
Good roundup article by Esquire mag on where to find your people, analogue buff
Where to develop your films?!
In Manila, these two are still in operations
SunnyLab, they do everything, develop, scan, print, including xpro and black and white.
YKL aka Fuji Wonder Shop in 24 Sto. Domingo Avenue, Quezon City. They also develop, scan, print, but does not process black and white.