Lomographic Communities in the Philippines

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Filipino Lomographers with a Lomowall exhibit at the background

Lomography (LOMO) is the term for an approach to photography that emphasizes casual snapshots, sponteneity, ubiquity, randomness, and close-ups, rather than being concerned with the technicalities, aesthetics, and the conventional world of photography. The 'attitude' revolves around three key elements: the lomo camera, the lomographer, and the method of taking pictures.

Lomography promotes a creative lifestyle that is both expressive and experimental. This new approach to photography has gained followers all over the world including the Philippines and reached the consciousness of some Filipinos in the early 2000s.

The following are the lomographic communities in the Philippines:

Lomowall at Global City presented by Lomomanila
  • Lomographic Embassy Manila - is a subsidiary of Lomography International under the management of Team Manila. It is the prime representative of Lomography worldwide and the exclusive distributor of the brand in the Philippines. The team is responsible for educating people about lomography and the lifestyle it upholds. They are in-charge for the distribution of lomography products and provide services such as warranty repair and replacement.
  • Lomomanila - was founded on February 24, 2003. The group started as a mailinglist of Pinoy lomography enthusiasts on Yahoo!groups in 2003. Five years later, the mailing list has expanded into an online community with over 1000 registered members.
  • Lomofilipinas - is another group of LOMO enthusiasts under Lomomanila which hopes to encourage and help others establish their own groups and take on their own endeavors by creating a venue for a bigger community. Lomofilipinas pursues projects on a grander scale and the first one is the PDF downloadable LOFI magazine.
  • Lomographic Society of the Philippines - is an online community of lomographers, showcasing their photos that exhibits spontaneous capture of objects, people and scenes. Visitors can view the gallery which includes sections like Last Uploads, My Favorites, Top Rated and Most Viewed.

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