The White Stripes Go Lomo
The email from the White Stripes had the subject line of ? and inside it said:
"The tricks of today are the truths of tomorrow." - Man RaySo we took a magnifying glass to our collection of Man Ray prints and lithographs. And nothing. We asked our friends if it possibly had something to do with Lips Over Hollywood, and we found no connection.
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And then someone suggested that we just go to their website, and we saw the third symbol turned into a question mark in the menu and after a nice little Flash presentation we were made aware of the fact that the brother sister husband wife duo had figured out a new way to shake us down - two new irresistible cameras that we suddenly Had to have.
Update: Lush sez: Technically those aren't Lomos. They are holgas and dianas sold by
Lomography corp. Real Lomos are cameras manufactured in Russia, such
as the LCA, but I'm just being a photo geek.
The Meg says "Meg" on it and comes with a crazy filter, and the Jack comes with a trippy wide angle lens. Non-White Stripes lomos are selling on eBay for well under $50. If you can't decide which one you want, have no fear, the kids have already assumed that you're going to get both, duh, so the first 333 who do so on Monday will get "a surprise gift".
Now the cynical kids at Pitchfork are hoping for a sweet lens cap, but we're hoping for some studio time with the duo for some photoshoots using the cameras.
Or maybe the 333 people can submit pics that they took from the cameras to make a video like the ones the kids make on the YouTubes, below.
Either that or 1 kiss on Meg's cheek the next time she's in town.