i couldn't agree with you more about lomography.
Originally Posted by darkosaric
they have done better "outreach" with photography
than a lot of camera / photography stores+companies ..
i don't mean showing up at trade shows but
they have made cameras, new lenses, FUN STUFF
and reintroduced photography to a whole sector of people because they are looking
for "fun" not ansel adams ... that regular camera companies may have tried but overlooked.
polaroid hit on this quite a bit with their wide instant cameras and their JOYCAM ...
the lomo stores seem to be packed with "stuff" and they give workshops
on the weekend. they had even asked me in their chicago store to
give a caffenol-demo on one weekend last year, which unfortunately
had to decline ( family obligations and air-fare/room-lodging ) ..
they are every bit on top of things as much as ilford and adox ( hopefully EK/KA )
( they used to or still advertise here on apug as well ).
and to think ( from what his chum/ pal/TA told me ) i used to serve him
coffee 20 years ago when he was designing the whole lomographic plan ...
the whole claiming "hipsters" are lomo's only target market
is like saying the only target market for LF cameras is old obsessive compulsive
white guys with beards which is as far away from the truth as it can be. there are
plenty of people who aren't old or white or men or have OCD who use LF ...
if you want to find out why they aren't selling in UA anymore, call lomo .
there is a phone number+email address on their website that goes to their office.
because i think has more to do with a distribution contract running out than "cool people" wanting to
buy records and 8-track tapes instead.
Last edited by jnanian; 06-24-2014 at 08:13 AM. Click to view previous post history.