What: Lo-fi photography is a style of photography generally using poor equipment, such as toy cameras or pinhole cameras, for stylistic effect. It is often considered a reaction to the perceived ease of creating technically perfect photos in the digital age. Generally the emphasis is on using film, rather than digital technology.
Why: For me using lo-fi photo equipment is an incredibly freeing experience photographically. It allows for spontaneity, impulsivity, and happy accidents. The images produced can look ragged while maintaining a simplistic beauty. Moreover, the images often retain a post-modern and pictorialist quality. Images from these lo-fi cameras attempt to resolve the rather large discrepancy that exists between the two artistic aesthetics
The above is my current "quiver" Diana+with pinhole option, Rollieflex TLR 2.8 Planar lens (not lo-fi, but definitely lo-tech), Brownie Hawkeye, and Holga 120s with flash option (right to left)