Indisposable Concept gallery featuring Brett S. Shot with a disposable camera.
Where: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
When: December, 2016
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below. (After the Q+A)
1.) How did you find out/come across Indisposable Concept?
I found IC through Instagram somehow. I was moving through some random film photography accounts and happened to stumble upon it.
2.) How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
I got into disposables after my DSLR got wet and I wanted to try out film photography for as cheap as possible. I ended up loving it and stuck around filling up disposable rolls long after my DSLR was useable again. So I really enjoy it.
3.) 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?
It’s definitely frustrating when you take what you think will be a really awesome shot, then when you get your roll developed it’s this poorly framed underexposed garbage. But there’s a lot of fun in seeing the shots you didn’t really think twice about that turn out super cool. That’s kinda the whole thing with film I guess. The happy accidents and the guessing and the anticipation of finally seeing what your photos look like. It’s very different but it’s a lot of fun.
4.) From your roll of film what was your fave image and why?
The double exposure of my friends smoking with the forest themed tapestry turned out really cool. It’s kind of otherworldly in a way. I just really like double exposures.
5.) Would you be interested in shooting another roll?
I already am.
6.) Is there anything else we could include or introduce to make the experience more interesting?
Maybe but it’ll take a more creative person than me to think of what.
7.) Did you enjoy the aspect of shooting a selfie?
No, I never take selfies. I’m not about them. I feel so weird. I feel weird in front of cameras generally but especially when I’m the one taking the shot.
8.) What did you think of the outcomes when you saw the final photos?
There’s a few photos that didn’t turn out at all, including my selfie, that I’m a little bummed about but the rest is basically what I expected.
9.) Would you approach the concept differently if you had another go?
I’d do more within the week. I didn’t really go anywhere or do something interesting the week of shooting. I would’ve liked to get some shots of local bands performing or something like that.
10.) Would you enter into the concept if it was set up in a competition format with prizes to be won?
I definitely would, just because competitions are fun and who doesn’t like prizes? But I can see how that would turn people off. Especially with a concept like this, competition seems to go against the point but I think if it was set up in a certain way that didn’t make it seem exclusive or celebratory and was more of an incentive to get people to be creative, that could be a lot of fun.
11.) Would you like to see your photos presented in a gallery exhibition environment?
Absolutely! Anyway for my art to reach a larger audience would be amazing. Especially in such a physical and tangible environment.
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below.