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Thursday, April 30, 2009


Some time ago, every image I post on this blog is materialized from an idea: "What you see is what you have". Unedited images, taken with an IPhone. Simple, no effect, (don´t forget that Hostel Colonial is a trendhostel, I like this word).
I think the result was very good, but the amateur photographer temptation is great . I have 2 cameras, prized collectors items: A Leica since 1932 and a Voigtlander since 1955.
I was missing a wonderful camera to complete my hobby and I decided to buy it: LOMO, that's it, Ленинградское Оптико-Механическое Объединение (Leningrad Optical-Mechanical Amalgamation), this small Russian camera, converted into an object of worship and that gave rise to the Lomography.
The Lomography motto of "don't think, just shoot" presumes spontaneity, close-ups, and ubiquity, while deemphasizing formal technique. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, "happy accidents".
Photos transformed into artworks. While I hope that I sent my LOMO, I decided to investigate this phenomenon and found: The 10 Golden Rules of Lomography.
  • Take your camera every where you go.
  • Use it any time - day and night.
  • Lomography is not on interference in your life, but port of it.
  • Try the shot from the hip.
  • Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible.
  • Don´t think.
  • Be fast.
  • You don´t have to know beforehand what you captured on film.
  • Afterwords either.
  • Don´t worry about any rules.
Read this manifesto, I decided to put to work and begin to imagine Buenos Aires places and from my desktop (using Photoshop) to get the LOMO Effect.
These are my artworks, before and after. A different view of my city, Buenos Aires, really amazing.

Bar Los Galgos, Callao Ave. in corner with Lavalle St. - Buenos Aires - Argentina

Hostel Colonial, 509 Tucuman St.. in corner with San Martin St. - Buenos Aires - Argentina

El Salvador Church, Callao Ave. in corner with Tucuman St. - Buenos Aires - Argentina

Obelisk, 9 de Julio Ave.view - Buenos Aires - Argentina

Gaucho Grill, 876 Lavalle (pedestrian) St. - Buenos Aires - Argentina

Soon, when they send my LOMO, I will start publishing the pictures of Buenos Aires to do with my new toy.

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