In an earlier blog post, I talked about Lomography’s awesome business model. I shared it with some Lomo folks, who then asked me to contribute to their magazine. Naturally, I was honoured and ecstatic. The fact is, anyone can contribute to the Lomo Magazine, but I can’t say for sure how they go about selecting what gets published or not. Which means I bypassed the big filters and went straight to the editor-in-chief: a rare privilege, as any journalist will tell you.
Granted, because they’re all about promoting their community, it wouldn’t surprise me that the Lomo peeps don’t censor themselves or their contributors too much. They encourage people to share their thoughts and experiences at almost every turn, which is something many companies should get in the habit of doing.
So fast-forward to a few weeks later and I finally submitted my first blog post. It took a few days to process because there’s a lot of hullabaloo over the LC-A’s 25th anniversary, but today, I was published. I won’t copy and paste the article here because I’m not sure what the rights are on the thing, so I encourage you to go to the site and read it.
If you don’t have the time now or want to read it later, here’s the Reader’s Digest version: because the viewfinders on Lomo cameras are virtually pointless, it’s difficult to know exactly how any of your pictures will turn out. Still, I’ve managed to get some pretty amazing results, even if they are mistakes.