birds_eye.jpgLooking for a different perspective? Head to Bird's-Eye View, a Lomographic competition and exhibition.

In June, artists and hobbyists armed with Lomo cameras were given three weeks to capture subjects and spaces in a way not normally experienced at eye level. The entries are on display in a large, mosaic presentation at SPRING 3D Magazine.

Hailing from the Soviet Union during the Cold War, the no-frills Lomo Kompakt Automat camera was mass produced and sold cheaply in the hopes that all citizens could own one. It produces color-saturated images and captures light in a way that expresses the nature of the curved lens unlike a typical photograph.

Gothamist likes the low-tech, "instant vintage" aesthetic of Lomographs. But what we really want to know is whether if photoblogging with a Lomo is, or should be, called Lomoblogging?

For more information, visit the website of exhibit co-sponsor Lomography USA, an organization promoting the technology for everyday documentation as well as an art form.

SPRING 3D (718-222-1054) is located at 126-A Front Street, adjacent the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Hours are Thursdays through Sundays 1:00pm - 7:00pm. The exhibit closes this Saturday, July 31.