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Hi. My name is ABM and I'm addicted to lomographic-style photos - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
Hi. My name is ABM and I'm addicted to lomographic-style photos

I just really like lomography but I'm so never buying a lomo camera. Too expensive to maintain plus I can fake it pretty well in Potochop. I'm a dirty cheater! Savage cheatery!

I cropped the photo then ran this through my lomo action.
Non-lomo version here
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ralinad From: ralinad Date: October 6th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

You don't actually need a "Lomo" - its basically an effect that can be achieved from running slide film through normal chemicals, and the vignetting comes from using a cheap russian camera.

Or, you know, use photoshop.

abmann From: abmann Date: October 6th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Right.... that's what I said. I photoshop it, ran it through one of my actions and a little tweaking. Feels like cheating but I dislike the lomography community in general. It's silly, clearly. But the photos can rock hard if using the effect well.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: October 6th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I definitely like the lomo version better... it focuses on the bright colors a lot better, makes it less noisy. :)
From: que_emocionante Date: October 6th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh man, this is so beautiful. LOVE the colors.

hey i'm kind of ig'nant and i only know lomography of the blurry long-exposure type. what marks lomography, what makes it different?
abmann From: abmann Date: October 6th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
tomography is known for bright Colors, high Contrast and Vignetted edges,
In the early go's a Russian company tried to bust into the Camera market. They world to Mate the next polaroid Camera, essentially. But, they didn't have the funds to produce a quality device. The case leaked light; the lens wasn't straight; the film didn't sit right. So the plan had weird "defects."
Rather then fix these issues they narrates the hard as artistic devices. It is a huge win for Capitalism... for Russia

For a better explanation, try Wikipedia.com has a goo ar£icle.)
From: jardinmagico Date: October 9th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, drive-by commenting..

The story went more like this. (And here's some criticism.)
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