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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.
JUNE 05, 2013
By Theano Nikitas
Camera styles, like those of clothing, are cyclical. Right now, we’re in an age of retro and vintage gear that call to mind the days when rangefinders ruled and film was very much alive and well. But just because a camera is built around the latest technological advances doesn’t mean that it can’t have a retro look and feel. The same goes for accessories—from camera straps to individual camera cases to larger bags that can accommodate the latest DSLRs and lenses.
Here’s a look at a handful products that may appear to be retro but are, for the most part, built to get today’s job done.
The little camera was the Lomo LC-A – Lomo Kompact Automat, built in Soviet-era Leningrad by Leningrad Optics and Mechanics Association (Lomo) – and very soon a craze was born. It was an analogue Instagram in the days before digital photography. This Lomo craze may have ended up helping save film photography from an untimely end. In 1992, the students set up Lomographic Society International, exhibiting shots taken on unwanted Lomos they had bought up from all over Eastern Europe. Then, in the mid-90s, having exhausted the supply of left-over Lomos gathering dust in Budapest, Bucharest or East Berlin, they went to the camera’s manufacturers – still making optics in St Petersburg – and persuaded them to restart production. The negotiations were helped along by the support of the city’s then deputy mayor, Vladimir Putin. On Thursday 22 November, Lomography is celebrating its 20th anniversary, by starting a series of parties in some of its 36 stores around the world
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