Journal: LOMO vs RISO

lomo vs riso


I have recently been experimenting with combining processes that don’t naturally belong together. LOMO, or Lomography cameras, Named after the Soviet-era ​Leningradskoye Optiko-Mekhanicheskoye Obyedinenie corporation have a particular vignetting of the edges of the image and a particular way of processing colours. RISO, or Risograph, a type of duplication machine by the Riso Kagaku Corporation, looks like a photocopier, but produces an effect more akin to a screen-printing process. Shown are examples from the recent Graham Wood book we have been working on called ‘Into The Stretching Target Again’.

I have become increasingly interested in combining process and technologies. Both RISO and LOMO have their quirks and idiosyncratic natures, with marks and colour appearing without being fully planned, but this feels like something to be celebrated rather than ‘ironed out’.

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