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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:

Happy birthday, LOMO!