Wednesday, April 29, 2009

10 Golden Rules of Lomography

(to be followed concerning usage of any and all lomo cameras, including HOLGAS!)

1. Take your camera everywhere you go.
2. Use it anytime, day and night.
3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.
4. Try the shot from the hip.
5. Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as closely as possible.
6. Don't think.
7. Be fast.
8. You don't have to know beforehand what you captured on film.
9. Afterwards, either.
10. Don't worry about any rules.

This is what I love about the camera. It specializes in the wabi-sabi between moments and wants to caputre what goes on when it isn't perfectly framed, or perfectly lit, or saturated, or the film is the wrong speed. Whatever ends up on that film is ~just fine~ and exactly what should be there. Lomography, while also a bit of a trendy cop-out for creativity, also teaches one to embrace randomness and the nature of the moment. I am seriously in to that thought.

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