Indisposable Concept gallery featuring Esther M. Shot with a disposable camera.
Where: Yours and Owls festival in Wollongong and Sydney, NSW. AUS
When: October, 2017
Meet Esther M here.
“It is the experiences, the memories, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive! Thank you. Thank you.”
― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
Hi there team,
I just wanted to thank you for creating a collaborative, inspiring platform for film lovers to showcase their worlds and be a portal to enter the imagination of others.
I guess why I like film so much is its ephemeral beauty, the capturing of that slight moment. Rawness; realness. The unfixed desire to retake the moment passed. The joy of not knowing what you took, where and when. But when you see that picture again, you instantly remember that time. I find sometimes I take that for granted. Time. But its film that makes me remember how important it is. It feels like one of those few mediums that can really capture an experience.
An In disposable Concept allows for these moments to be shared sincerely without pretence. In a world where fabrication, commodification and sensationalism drive the revenue and attention of our world through our screens, it’s nice to know that there is a platform that has grown a community that thrives on honest and artistic works from people across all different walks of life. You should be extremely blissful and fulfilled to have created this communal space.
I should probably go back to studying now. I hope you enjoy the pictures and look forward to sharing more of my moments with you guys! If you can email me your address I’d like to send you some snacks for that sugar fix whilst your work and collate pictures and maybe even chuck in a mixtape just for fun. It’s something some-what sentimental to me. Maybe it’s like film today. We have the technology now to take endless photographs and perform perfection till authenticity is lost. Listen to every sound that has ever existed yet crave someone to listen to it with at the same time. It is film and music that can evoke memories and heighten experiences. But to be perfectly honest, I just want to make one again. You can play it your car or something like it.
The soundtrack to the sound of your imaginary life.
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below. (After the Q+A)
1.) How did you find out/come across Indisposable Concept?
2.) How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
I usually carry one on me. Just in case. I find it so enjoyable, more so than taking pictures with my phone or with my Canon.
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?
I always get a rush knowing my feel is ready, probably as excited when I know when my food is ready at a restaurant.
4.) From your roll of film what was your fave image and why?
I think the one of my friend smiling so hard at the festival and there are streamers in the air, everyone looks so happy.
5.) Would you be interested in shooting another roll?
6.) Is there anything else we could include or introduce to make the experience more interesting?
I guess incorporate more creative concepts into it. Whether that be fashion or music. Have something that really tells a story based on my imagination.
7.) Did you enjoy the aspect of shooting a selfie?
Haha kind of. I’m pretty sure I took one, but not sure if will turn out very well!
8.) What did you think of the outcomes when you saw the final photos?
I’m like YES! THEY WORKED! Usually I get the reaction of “Oh Damn my eyes are closed in that one”, “holy Helga I’m that cooked” or “cool that’s arty” Can’t wait to take more!
9.) Would you approach the concept differently if you had another go?
10.) Would you enter into the concept if it was set up in a competition format with prizes to be won?
Yeh for sure!
11.) Would you like to see your photos presented in a gallery exhibition environment?
Yes, eventually that would be something I would love to do.
Open the gallery by clicking on an image below.