Lomo

Studio 360

Twenty years ago in Leningrad, the Soviets developed the Lomo camera as a way to provide Western-style consumer electronics to comrades throughout the Eastern bloc. The Lomo became the standard issue snapshot camera for a generation. A couple of decades later, Western photographers have discovered the versatility of the humble Lomo. Produced by John Stanik.

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