Lomography – Cool Gift Idea

25 Oct

If you know a photographer or other creative-type, and are looking for a fantastic unique gift… a Lomography camera (or kit) could be a cool choice.

“Lomography” refers to a special kind of photography known for its unique look.

Think Analogue.

Think Retro.

From Lomography.com‘s about page:

“The Lomographic movement started upon the discovery of the Lomo Kompakt Automat (aka the LC-A) in 1991. The compact-sized Russian camera became renowned for its unique effects such as light leaks, vignette shadowing, and rich, saturated colours. As its fan base grew overtime, the community expanded into a worldwide phenomenon…”

It is hard to explain, so instead here are is a Lomography-style example (more images below):

These cameras make a rad gift for an artist, retro-lover, photographer, hipster or emo teenager. Do you have friend who hates the commercialism of Christmas? They would probably dig getting this camera as a gift anyways.

Lomography.com makes it easy to find a good gift by browsing the “Camera Deals & Bundles” section. A bundle like this one pictured below all set-up with a camera, film, filters and other cool accessories:

Lomo Kit

A cool kit like that will run about $200, and give the gift recipient a new hobby.

You can even purchase gift certificates from Lomography.com in any denomination if you would rather let the giftee choose their own stylish camera or accessory.

Photo Credits: Flower Fisheye by Maco *Sky Walker

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