The Disposable Camera Project

Last month I came across a Pozible project called The Disposable Camera Project that was curated by a creative workshop group called Colour Box Studio located here in Melbourne. The rules of the project required participants to pick up a disposable camera and photograph all frames on the roll within twenty four hours. They then had to return the camera the following day where the images would then be printed and put on display at a gallery in Footscray called the Ruffian Gallery. Participants wouldn’t see the images they’d taken until the opening night of the ten day long exhibition, which took place in early October.

It was refreshing to photograph very casually without having control over camera settings, focal length, or knowing what exact film type was being used. I really tried to work off intuition without putting in much thought, with maybe one or two shots being intentionally posed. There are some accidental shots in there, with the removal of the last six or seven shots that came out black. The camera packaging said twenty four exposures when there turned out to be thirty – which was strange – so these are just the shots that exposed correctly (enough).

The Disposable Camera Project 2014 Edition
Colour Box Studio

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