Indisposable Concept gallery featuring Andrew D. Shot on a disposable camera.
Where: Barcelona and New York.
When: February, 2014
Hi Indisposable Team!
So thrilled and excited by this concept!! My name is Andrew Demas and I run a blog called Framing NY (@framingny). I have attached my camera roll below. You will notice in the end the film was thrown off but I think it makes the photos look even cooler! The photos record my experience in Barcelona and New York.
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below. (After the Q+A).
1.) How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera?
I found using the disposable liberating. There is a surprise factor. Each picture is not perfect, but that’s what makes it fun. When a great one comes up in the crop it makes it that much more exciting. I was forced to think about lighting in new ways and was more selective in my photo choices.
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 think photos are over edited. Our generation strives for an idealized perfection instead of seeing the perfection before them. The disposable camera is authentic and I love that!
3.) From your roll of film what was your fave image and why?
I have two favorites. 001_01 is a beautiful shot because of its symmetry and the colors resonate with me. There is a certain magic to the setting. The string of lights perfectly frame the Barcelona city and sky. It feels like it was shot out of a movie. 023_23 is a beautiful disaster. The film was not developed properly or was askew when the photo was taken, but I think it adds character to the photo. The combination of the ominous sunset and the rigidity of the skyscrapers presents a nice contrast.
4.) Would you be interested in shooting another roll?
I definitely want to shoot another role and feel I can learn a lot from my prior role, particularly in terms of lighting.
5.) Is there anything else we could include or introduce to make the experience more interesting?
I think you should have to shoot a stranger. It foster sporadic moments of community.
6.) Did you enjoy the aspect of shooting a selfle?
Since the film shifted my selfie did not develop. I think I missed my face anyway haha. There is a picture of me (018_18) that i instructed my friend to take. I liked the dark lighting.
7.) What did you think of the outcomes when you saw the final photos?
I was disappointed by some pictures and very pleased with others.
8.) Would you approach the concept differently if you had another go?
I would be more precise and take pictures of food.
9.) Would you enter into the concept if it was set up in a competition format with prizes to be won?
I would enter either way!
10.) Would you like to see your photos presented in a gallery exhibition environment.
I would not mind them being presented.
11.) Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
I want to thank you for allowing me to take the opportunity to go back in time and take a risk. Every trip I take, I now plan to take a disposable along.
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below.