Indisposable Concept gallery featuring Andrew F. Shot on a disposable camera.
Where: Brisbane and various locations – East Coast, AUS
When: March, 2013
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below. (After the Q&A).
Q+A with Andrew
1.) How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
Enjoyable, although judging by the amount of photos that got developed I think I may need lessons. I would love another opportunity with another roll. Made me really appreciate the world around me, focusing on capturing only 24 moments in a week makes you acknowledge how spontaneous and unique every day is.
2.) How did it make you feel not being able to see the photos as they were taken and not being able to edit or know what the photos turned out like?
Liberating… In a time when everything needs to be instantaneous and the results immediate it was so exciting to have something to look forward too! It was like being a kid again, I can’t remember the last time I had that much excitement in anticipation of something.
3.) From your roll of film what was your fave image and why?
The photo looking up through the canopy of the trees, something very powerful about light passing through the leaves of a beautiful tree. My favourite architect Louis Kahn famously said “that the first school probably began when a man under a tree who did not know he was a teacher began to discuss what he had learned with others, who did not know they were students”. We belong below trees and this photo captured that emotion perfect for me.
4.) Would you be interested in shooting another roll?
Oh Hell Yes… Let me at it!
5.) Is there anything else we could include or introduce to make the experience more interesting?
An extra 12 shots maybe???
6.) Did you enjoy the aspect of shooting a selfie?
That was tough, not much of a muse to work with there… I think my pout needs work.
7.) What did you think of the outcomes when you saw the final photos?
It made me really happy. The effect that I got on the left hand fringe of my photos gave the impression of imperfection too – I like that. Nothing is perfect and I think in a weird way that’s what makes us all unique and special, our faults. With digital photography (and all the creative industries) now I feel as though everything needs to be perfect and we have resorted to post-produced effects that are just nonsense, nothing but phony post-production. The flare on my photos though was a real flaw however, and I thought there was something really honest about that.
8.) Would you approach the concept differently if you had another go?
More photos of the people I love I think… left those guys out and they are really the element of my life that means the most.
9.) Would you enter into the concept if it was set up in a competition format with prizes to be won?
I suppose, I don’t really know how you would judge a winner though? How is one persons roll more special than another’s? Looking through the folios there is some really unique and intriguing stuff up there – Makes me wonder what the narrative is behind each photo.
10.) Would you like to see your photos presented in a gallery exhibition environment.
I would love that… share my world with the wider audience, sure!
11.) Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Thanks for reinforcing my love of the world I am blessed to have around me… Great idea – I hope everyone takes the time to get involved – there is a lot to be taken out of this experience, especially slowing down and appreciating the little things. People have forgotten how to do this.