Bursting with over 3,000 LC-A images collected from the 2006 Lomographic community online rumble and the Lomography Archive, this book is indeed a visual history and homage to this most of charismatic of analogue cameras.
Two years in the making, this book brings together the complete, never before published, 25 year history of the LOMO LC-A. From its creation in 1980s St Petersburg, and struggle to keep production going, through to its Lomographic resurrection in China as the LC-A+.
The LOMO LC-A camera revolutionised snapshot photography, was the inspiration behind the foundation of Lomography and boasts thousands of devotees across the globe - it is indeed the greatest camera of all time!
Expect an event-packed year unlike any other full of exhibitions, projects, parties and other Lomographic happenings in honour of the LC-A.
Accept no substitutes, mimics or masqueraders… this is the full, unabridged Lomo LC-A Book. It’s been two years in the making, and along with the help of thousands of images submitted by the Lomographic community this book encapsulates over 25 years of LC-A history. Stuffed with more than 3,000 unique images shot with this unmistakable camera hailing from St. Petersburg, the book traces the LOMO LC-A back to its roots.
Don’t be misled. This is not a yawnsome history book – but a celebration in images of this amazing camera, and how it’s characteristic, show-stopping photographs and addictive spirit inspired a unique analogue photography movement called Lomography, and won a legion of dedicated followers. Discover the LOMO LC-A’s ancestry, the long struggle to keep its original Russian production going and ultimately how the camera was reborn as the LOMO LC-A+ in China. The LOMO LC-A book is an all-encompassing homage to possibly the most characteristic and inquisitive analogue camera on this planet.
The LOMO LC-A is where Lomography started! Our roots are with the LC-A and therefore Lomographers have always had a unique affinity with the camera. We wanted to pay the LC-A the tribute it deserves – and coincide the release of the book with the 25th anniversary of LC-A’s creation in 2009. The book is the complete account of the many wonders of the LOMO LC-A.
Firstly, showcasing the awe-inspiring images that can be achieved with this camera and are created every minute of the day by Lomographers around the globe.
Secondly, to tell the world about the fascinating history of this camera, how it is responsible for the inception a photography style known as Lomography, and how it developed and survived for 25 years - becoming one of the most popular analogue cameras of our time.
The making of the book took 2 years in total. We researched, tracked down and interviewed hundreds of people: starting from Lomography veterans veterans, their stories and experiences; Lomography community members, people who contributed to the development of the camera; as well as St Petersburg LOMO officials.
We hosted a LC-A online rumble in 2006 and from this we gathered the photo material for the book. We also ventured deep into dusty recesses of the Lomography Archive, located at the Vienna HQ, and compiled the best LC-A and LC-A+ shots from the last 15 years. In the text, one can find information, documents, materials, files, pics and facsimiles that have never been seen before by a broad public. Some exclusive material was collected straight from LOMO PLC in St Petersburg.
We want to specially thank all those who contributed their images for the LC-A Book. We received over 20,000 images in response to our 2006 online rumble. The quality and calibre of the images were so impressive we would have liked to include almost every submission. However, space restrictions meant we had to make a selection but we guarantee, whether or not your picture made it into the book, you will be pleased with the result.