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    What Does "Lomo" Mean?

    I've seen this term used only in recent time, and wonder- what exactly does LOMO mean anyway? I think its in reference to using Holga type cameras, but haven't found anything to confirm that.

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    It was a camera brand/model made in the USSR. Leningradskoe Optiko Mechanichesckoe Objedinenie (LOMO)

    They made varoius cameras like Lubitels, Smenas and some with the Lomo name on them.

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    It translates to cheap, shoddy, hip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgomena View Post
    It translates to cheap, shoddy, hip.

    Peter Gomena
    Sounds like what companies sell today- cheap, shoddy, and hip.

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    Ленинградское Oптико-Mеханическое Oбъединение, ЛОМО́

    Leningrad Optico-Mechanical Association
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOMO

    They mainly produce(d) high-quality optical devices, like this telescope. It's just a coincidence that their name now mainly stands for cheap cameras.

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    it's hipster for CRAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    it's hipster for CRAP.
    +1

    It is something that implies that film photography is unpredictable uncontrollable crap. Which we all know is not true at all.

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    And the disparaging of "lomo" continues...
    A look through the Gallery submissions, shot with Holgas/Dianas, would put an end to the idea that creative work can't be done with them. There are some people making beautiful images with low-tech cameras.

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