Lomography is a type of analogue photography involving Lomography cameras that are such eye candies on their own one can simply stare forever behind the display case. It’s about having fun while noticing and appreciating the little details of life. It’s for anyone with the ability to use his or her hands. Being an uncommon hobby, many of us are either unaware of its wonder or simply uninterested. So in an effort to infuse a little Lomography into your life, here are 5 reasons why you should take it up:
1. There are no rules
In digital photography, overexposed, oversaturated, distorted and blurred pictures are tossed into the trash without a second thought. Well, not in Lomography. There isn’t a fixed definition of a “bad photo”. Set yourself free from every idea of what photography is and isn’t. Don’t think, just shoot. It’s as simple as that.
2. It’s full of surprises
You’ll never know how your photos will turn out until you develop them. It’s almost like getting a present – you might get what you want or end up with a pleasant surprise. Experiment with any type of film (expired or new) and you will be better off than a kid opening his first Kinder Surprise.
3. Lomographs are beautiful
Light leaks and vignettes create character in a Lomograph (Lomographic photo). Graininess adds texture, appropriately amplifying a picture’s features. Lomography has a way of bringing out the beauty you never knew existed in everyday objects. We’ll just let these pictures speak for themselves.
4. It’s fun
Lomography triggers a new way of seeing things you never thought were worth a glance. Having the freedom to shoot anything and everything allows you to have fun with your surroundings. Besides, think of all the camwhoring you can engage in. With Lomography, you can do it with style and a pinch of “hipster”.
5. It’s a great way to preserve memories
Pictures speak louder than words. Much more powerful than written journals, these visual diaries contain emotions no amount of words can express or revive as effectively. Capture the world around you as it passes by and never miss a moment. These are the memories that will last forever.
Feeling excited about Lomography yet? Why not try it out anyway? Get a taste of Lomography in the worldwide Lomo-Caterpillar event! Not only will you be a part of a global human photo-chain, but also get to do it all for free! Yes, you heard it. Lomography cameras and films will be provided so you won’t have to fork out any money. All you have to do is show up and soak up the fun of Lomography!
Date: 23 March 2013
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Lomography Gallery Store Singapore
Full event details: http://on.fb.me/X4XmWa
Image Credits: Lomography.com, Facebook/Lomography Gallery Store Singapore, Pinterest