Indisposable Concept gallery featuring Joey M. Shot with an Ilford HP5 B+W Disposable Camera.
Where: Paris, France
When: March, 2013
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below.
We’re happy to introduce our first featured contributor Joey who will be sharing stories from the world around him in Paris. We’re extremely happy to have @jmolines on board and excited to share his indisposable stories shot through the lens of a point and shoot disposable camera. Joey has chosen to shoot his world with black and white film, still using the disposable camera as the medium with each roll depicting various weeks from his adventures OS. This initial roll is based around the things Joey encounters during his day to day activities including local markets, breakfast, going to work and out to dinner with friends etc, a general snapshot of the everyday space around him. The landscape and environment that surrounds Joey brings beautiful diversity and depth to the concept and we appreciate his willingness to be a part of the journey. If you’re interested in sharing your stories more regularly and would like to be a featured contributor please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you.
Joe studied photography at high school where he had a brand new black and white darkroom all to himself. Developing all his own film and prints during that time. After high school he went to the National Art School in Darlinghurst Sydney and completed his Honours degree in a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography.
He is now working as a photographer and photographers assistant in Sydney and Paris. To get in contact with him visit http://josephmolines.com/
Q+A with Joey
1.) How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
Really enjoyable! I loved that you have to think more about composition and subject than when you have a digital camera.
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?
I love that about shooting film. I use to only shoot film when I was at art school and loved the unknown element. Its really cool to think that light is stuck inside your camera waiting to be born.
3.) From your roll of film what was your fave image and why?
I dont think I have a favourite as I like how each image contributes to the story as a whole but if I had to pick one maybe the one of the young Gérard Depardieu picture at the news stand. It looks like it could be Paris in the 60’s.
4.) Would you be interested in shooting another roll?
Yes I’d love to!
5.) Is there anything else we could include or introduce to make the experience more interesting?
No I think you are doing a great job!
6.) Did you enjoy the aspect of shooting a selfie?
Yes but I actually kind of forgot.
7.) What did you think of the outcomes when you saw the final photos?
I really loved the rawness of the film and the way it took on a mind of its own.
8.) Would you approach the concept differently if you had another go?
Yes, I think I would maybe try to focus more on a specific theme next time but the great thing about photography is that everything has a link and can relate to each other.
9.) Would you enter into the concept if it was set up in a competition format with prizes to be won?
Im not sure. I have never really been into competitions. I love the fact that anyone can do this and everyone’s part of a community. It makes the whole concept more enjoyable and warming.
10.) Would you like to see your photos presented in a gallery exhibition environment.
Yes I’d love that!
11.) Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Just that its a great idea and really refreshing since the whole digital era has taken over. I think its awesome that its about getting back to an era that is slowly disappearing.