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Old 11-22-2012, 04:42 AM
 
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I found this article and thought it might interest a few of you.

BBC News - Did the Lomo camera save film photography?

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It was a nervous time for film photography when digital cameras took off in the 1990s, and seemed set to take over entirely. But with some help from Vladimir Putin - then deputy mayor of St Petersburg - the little Lomo camera became a retro cult classic, and showed film had a bright future.
In 1991, a group of Austrian art students on a trip to nearby Prague found, in a photographic shop, a curious little camera.
Black, compact and heavy, the camera was rudimentary. The lens was protected by a sliding cover. Loading, focusing and rewinding were all done by hand.
After developing the shots, the students found it produced pictures unlike anything they had seen before.
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