Emily went over to the Lomography store on 8th Street and got a camera kit for Jessica's birthday from her and Josh. Jess and I went over to the store later to check out something. What a fantastic place.
First of all, the area of 8th street between 5th and 6th is slowly changing. Slowly because the economy is sluggish but there is no doubt when the economy comes back that 8th street will look completely different than it did in 1990. The Lomography store is a sign of what is to come.
If you like photography, you should not miss this store. As more and more people are picking up cameras, posting their pictures and becoming amateur photographers, the industry is growing in different directions.
The company comes out of Japan and then taken to an entirely different level by the Soviets. Plastic inexpensive cameras with a variety of lenses to use. Black and white film that can be developed like color, and color film too. How can you get cameras in everyone's hands on the cheap? With this camera. The photos are fun and the lenses allow the photographer to experiment with film vs digital. When even the high end photographers are moving towards digital it is nice to see people still use film.
For $240 Emily got Jessica a package with a camera and about 20 lenses and an attachable flash. Very cool. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Love the concept, the pictures are worth looking at, and the store is fantastic.