April 27, 2009


Thanks to a post on smashingmagazine.com, I learned a new term today. Lomography. The term comes from the Lomo, an old Russian camera brand from the 1980's that often took photos of poor quality, but with unexpectedly beautiful results. Wikipedia says: "Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, "happy accidents," and alternative film processing are often considered part of the "Lomographic Technique."' In some ways a lot of the pics I often post here might qualify, possibly more from the fact that I most often shoot blindly without an intentional result, though the over-saturated color aspect is certainly one that would be missing from mine. Smashing magazine recently posted a collection of 35 Beautiful Oversaturated Pictures with links to the photographers and more of their works. Shown here are slices of shots by gleby, golfpunkgirl, eyetwist, microabi, and photomatic. Check them and many more out at this link:
  • smashingmagazine.com: The Disturbing Beauty of Oversaturated Pictures and Lomography
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