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“Don´t worry about any rules” – We tested the Lomo’Instant

Ok, I have to be honest -when I started testing the Lomo’Instant camera it took me a little while to figure out how to handle it well and to get what Lomography is all about. But then again this was my very first experience with any Lomo camera and I probably would have been a lot faster reading straight away the 10 golden rules that are behind this experimental and creative photography. So what are the rules? Well, to sum it up it´s all about: ” Don´t worry about any rules.”

How come it was so tricky at first to handle this no-rule attitude and not to know how the image will turn out; coz what you see through the seeker is not what you really get at the end. In a time where we are so used to have everything under control – shooting tons of digital ones until we are happy with the result, maybe I was not used to letting go of this control anymore? So maybe this camera was the best thing that has happened to me lately. A sort of liberation from all this “let´s-pose-all-in-front-of-the-same-things-in-the-most-perfect-way.” I also noticed that I was far more focused on small beautiful details in my surrounding. Ultimately I got the feeling of the Lomo’Instant not just being a camera but something that creates a whole different world and pallet of feelings. It showed me the excitment when you see a cool image developing in front of your eyes. The dissapointment when you were not able to capture an instant the way you saw it. The curiousity about embarking into something new. The openess that it seemed to spell on strangers, approaching me with curiosity about this jewel. And I heard the same over and over again: “Finally not one of those boring mobile cameras, where you take a thousand of pictures.” So we had a bit of a rough start, me and my Lomo’Instant. But once I lost this fear of not getting it right I suddenly got it right.

“The 10 Golden Rules of Lomography/ #1 Take your camera everyhwere you go. #2 Use it at any time -day and night #Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it #4 Try the shot from the hip #5 Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible #6 Don´t think (by William Firebrace) #7 Be Fast #8 You don´t have to know beforehand what you captured on film #9 Afterwards either #10 Don´t worry about any rules.”


















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