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Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Gear and Latest adVentures...

I had to sell my Nikon... it was a sad day, very sad indeed, but I still have my Canons. My eyes, however, have been opened to CHEAP toy cameras, like the Lomo Oktomat 35mm rediculousness and the Holga 120 cameras and of course my Nimslo 3D camera and all of the liberation from the norm they offer. I don't need to change my aperture and shutter speed for creative freedom, although, manual focus is awfully nice. I need cameras that offer a legitimate view of what I see in my head when I look at things, without a ton of Photoshop...

Those of you who know me well, I am obsessed with very primitive forms of photography and often shoot with vintage and antique cameras. I am also in love with the concept of alternative processing and home made negatives, using the sun to contact print along with various other ideas myself and others have come up with. So it should be no surprise that I've also been designing some cameras of my own... a large format with a skewed film plane is in the works and hopefully will be built this summer, a long with a few small cameras... one round one and if i can pull it off a sub minature. We shall see.

And then MOST IMPORTANTLY comes my photo booth obsession. I want to build one... In my living room. I want to use the Oktomat in it. My boyfriend is likely to come home one day and find the furniture has been replaced by a giant box to take pictures in... He does not see my vision here, but wouldn't it be grand?

4 comments:

roywalterjr said...

sorry baby, no photobooth in the living room, althought i would enjoy the laugh i would get from you trying to fit it through the door,

fate said...

Yeah it would, personally i want to build a phone booth outside my house.

Michelle McNerlin Photographic Concepts said...

A phone booth would be spectacular as well! I personally don't have enough external traffic for that and seeing as how the photo booth would be for personal/guest use, the photo booth will likely be monetarily fruitless. Unless, of course, I rent it out on occasion.

CAMERA WORK said...

I see your vision. That would be so amazing. I could tell every incredible, beautiful person that comes to my home to go to the photo booth. That would be so much fun, and lovely documentation. I love the idea. you could make is free and take it to places all over the world and leave it for a period of time. Cool...