Indisposable Concept gallery featuring Kevin B. Shot with a disposable camera.
Where: Busan, South Korea
When: February, 2017
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 out about Indisposable Concept while searching through the film hashtag and finding some shots linked to IC. I decided to investigate and was pleased to find a whole community supporting this project.
2.) How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
I find shooting disposable very freeing… Most of my work is digital, but these days I’m enjoying the editing part less and finding myself just wanting to go out and shoot more. Disposable is helping me to do just that.
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?
For me, as I’m sure it is for many others, waiting for the pics to come back was exciting. There were some shots that I expected would turn out much darker and underexposed than they actually did, but I realized that the disposable (or rather, the film inside it) is more versatile than its name suggests. Also, this particular roll is interesting, because it was shot during the course of a month and involved two trips to Jeju Island, but halfway through the roll it expired. Then, I also debated whether to postpone the development longer than I did just to find out if time would effect the results in any way. Too curious about the pics, I sent them to the lab about a month after finishing the roll.
4.) From your roll of film what was your fave image and why?
From this first roll, I would say Image 7 is my favorite. There’s something simply serendipitous about that shot, and everything came together in a matter of seconds. I just love the symmetry, flow and light plays here. There was just a naturalness to shooting that particular frame, and part of that was because of having my disposable on hand. (Of course, using my phone camera would have been just as convenient, but the look and the feel of the image would not have been the same).
5.) Would you be interested in shooting another roll?
These days, I am more interesting in shooting with film and a disposable is helping me do that. So definitely, I plan to keep shooting disposable.
6.) Is there anything else we could include or introduce to make the experience more interesting?
If you haven’t done already, perhaps having artist/project spotlights, where you feature a photographer using disposable to shoot a specific theme, project or subject. Even though your guidelines are pretty relaxed, it would be interesting to see work that uses the disposable medium specifically for individual artistic vision.
7.) Did you enjoy the aspect of shooting a selfie?
I have this love-hate thing with selfies. Part of me is annoyed with it, because of social media (like, how many shots of the same of near similar angle am I willing to post online?). But, another part of me secretly wants to be in the spotlight since I do shoot and post the occasional selfie to my Insta. It’s a bizarre love triangle between me, the camera and the world, I guess!
8.) What did you think of the outcomes when you saw the final photos?
Overall, I was very happy when the pics came back. I was surprised with certain shots, as they were either brighter (image 8 and 10), revealed details that I myself did not remember capturing (image 6/7) or were just fun in content (images 18 and 24).
9.) Would you approach the concept differently if you had another go?
I am planning a roll where I shoot things that are specifically disposable. In other words, shooting with a disposable street objects that are seen as disposable by others. It’s not the first time I’ve taken pictures of trash, but I’ve gotten some really interesting digital shots in previous projects, so I want to try it this time with disposable film.
10.) Would you enter into the concept if it was set up in a competition format with prizes to be won?
Yes, I would.
11.) Would you like to see your photos presented in a gallery exhibition environment?
I would love to be part of a group exhibition with IC.
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below.