Covering the nearly two decade-long history of Lomography, the LOMO Life Book is a vast two-volume publication offering rich insight and over 2900 photographs relating to all aspects of Lomo culture. Published in collaboration with Thames & Hudson, this slipcase edition is divided between Volume 1: The Cameras and Volume 2: The Story. Each of the two hardback books contains exclusive imagery culled from the Lomographic archives to retrace the steps in the founding of this unique camera manufacturer and photographic lifestyle. Two different forewords, authored by Neil Gaiman and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, accompany the books, and both are printed using different high-quality paper stocks and housed within a cardboard sleeve.
Volume 1: The Cameras
Including nearly 150 distinct camera models, all of the cameras Lomography has ever produced have been photographed and presented in this encyclopedia comprising the manufacturer's camera production history. Including some of the rarest editions, unique multiple lens cameras, underwater cameras, pinholes, premium panoramic cameras, and so on, this volume even features their unique collaborations with Paul Smith, Fred Perry, and the White Stripes. Beyond profiling and picturing each camera, a full list of technical specifications and a cross reference guide to accessories is also incorporated.
Volume 2: The Story
Comprising numerous milestones throughout Lomo's nearly 20-year history, this second volume is dedicated to the unique events that have contextualized Lomography over the years. Including exclusive imagery and stories from the archives, this book highlights events and exhibitions from all over the world all relating to Lomo.