Foreword by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thames & Hudson
Since the first Lomography camera was produced in Russia in 1949, there have been over 20 manifestations. From the Pop9 to the Spinner 360°, these small boxes have kept the joy of film photography alive. So precious are these cameras that when, in 1994, the production of the Lomo LC-A was terminated, members of The Lomography Society flew to St Petersburg to ensure its continuation.
Lomo Life is a set of two books designed to celebrate the two central elements of Lomography: the camera and the photographer. Lomo Life: The Cameras features 599 remarkable lomography photographs and lists the 22 different cameras that allow the photographer to choose from underwater to fisheye shots. Lomo Life: The Story documents the unique Lomography story that has been developed by the community of loyalists.
Placed within a hard-back box, decorated with more Lomography shots, these two books record unexpected angles and surprising moments that enhance our view of life, and reinstate film photography as anything but a dying art form.