Shoot From The Hip

The World's Coolest Camera

The most sought after camera in our digital age is not a sleek gadget in a silver case, it's a 20-year-old relic from behind the Iron Curtain.

The Lomo may take fuzzy, warped pictures but that is exactly what makes it so irresistible to artists, fashion victims and cutting edge characters across the world.

The trick of using the Lomo is to ignore the viewfinder and 'shoot from the hip'.

Lucy Ash investigates.

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The World's Coolest Camera

The most sought after camera in our digital age is not a sleek gadget in a silver case, it's a 20-year-old relic from behind the Iron Curtain.

The Lomo may take fuzzy, warped pictures but that is exactly what makes it so irresistible to artists, fashion victims and cutting edge characters across the world.

The trick of using the Lomo is to ignore the viewfinder and 'shoot from the hip'.

Lucy Ash investigates.Lucy Ash finds out why, in the digital age, the world still loves a relic of the Soviet Union - the low-spec Lomo camera.

Lucy Ash finds out why the world still loves the Soviet Union's low-spec Lomo camera.

20060701

The World's Coolest Camera

The most sought after camera in our digital age is not a sleek gadget in a silver case, it's a 20-year-old relic from behind the Iron Curtain.

The Lomo may take fuzzy, warped pictures but that is exactly what makes it so irresistible to artists, fashion victims and cutting edge characters across the world.

The trick of using the Lomo is to ignore the viewfinder and 'shoot from the hip'.

Lucy Ash investigates.