Our beloved LOMO turns 25 this Friday, June 19. A quarter century ago, the first batch of LOMO LC-A cameras rolled off the St. Petersburg-Leningrad Optical Mechanical Organization factory and began shipping, making their way, eventually, to people like you and me.
WIRED magazine has a great story on the Cheap Camera That Could, including a brief chronological history of the global phenomenon as well as LOMO images that serve to inspire. Certainly worth a read.
Here’s the link: http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2009/06/gallery-lomo/
Happy birthday, LOMO!