Another city shot taken with my Jazz 207 Jelly camera. It’s rapidly becoming my favorite toy camera. Again.
And, my original Jazz post is now #3 on Google searches for “Jazz Jelly”!
Shot with a Jazz Jelly 207, fairly high-tech as plastic cameras go. Integral lens cover, built-in flash, small enough to fit in your pocket. Classic plastic wide-angle lensed-goodness, fixed shutter speed. Shoot ISO 200 speed film outdoors. Flash is good for 10 feet if you’re lucky (and shooting ISO 400 speed film).
This roll came out with a Matrix-like green cast.
Plastic cameras are cheap, prone to light leaks and unpredictable. Which is why a lot of photographers are drawn to them in the digital age of pixel counts, precision focus and Photoshop.
“You don’t know how the image is going to turn out when you shoot with a plastic camera. The unpredictability is a big part of the draw,” says San Francisco photographer Carlos Arietta, one of the many artists whose work is on view in the RayKo Photo Center’s 2010 International Juried Plastic Camera Show.
Another WTF moment walking around San Francisco. Sutro Tower, Magnum, the Bay bridge and Abe Lincoln FTW!
Recently, I’ve been shot most of my street candids portrait-style. I don’t know where this is coming from, maybe I should buy a square-frame medium format camera to cure myself of this? Or am I just looking for an excuse to buy a Holga, Diana or a Lubitel?
Does anyone have a favorite, obscure medium format toy camera I don’t know about? Let me know.
More plastic fun with a Bell and Howell $1.99 junk store camera.
This pic came off the first test roll from my Vivitar IC 100, a $1 plastic camera I picked up recently. It’s pretty standard looking. The insides could come from a LOMO Colorsplash or any number of unremarkable cameras. A simple lens, shutter speed and aperture fixed at 1/100th sec and f/5.6, and cheap enough to take anywhere (and not worry about it)…