A different viewpoint

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 February, 2010, 12:00am

The trend of Lomography - photographic art which uses film and a strange camera - started in Hong Kong in early 2000.

Justin Tsui Man-yin, marketing co-ordinator of Lomography Asia, said Lomography is most popular among people aged between 20 and 40. She adds that the Lomography culture is not just about the art of photography, but the importance of capturing a moment.

'Our hardcore Lomographers like to be different and have a unique take on photography,' Tsui says.

A central belief among Lomographers is that 'the future is analogue', says Tsui: analogue technology enables Lomographers to take pictures which are unique in terms of colour and technique.

There is a huge range of different cameras available, from the first Lomography product, the Lomo LC-A, to cameras which enable you to take 'fisheye' photos and multiple shots in one picture. The most popular camera is the Diana F+, especially the Mr Pink model, which is especially popular with girls.

To prove how creative and versatile Lomography can be, here are some lomo pics by veteran lomographer Yu Ka-ho, who hosted the workshops organised by the students from City University of Hong Kong. There are also shots taken by Faye Li Yuen-fay, who took part in the CityU workshops.




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