You guys might already be aware of my love for disposable cameras. I don’t know if it’s the crummy, low resolution aspect of picture taking or if it’s my nostalgia for the 90s that’s got me head over heels. It’s silly, I know. And it’s getting more and more absurd (especially as a photographer) to carry one of these suckers around in an age when even the 8 year old who lives next door has a GoPro.
Below are some of my snap shots from the disposable cameras I took around Puerto Vallarta. What do you think? Should I ditch ’em and get a a GoPro instead?
Nothing wrong with GoPros, but disposables are cool, too. They’re just different ways of seeing the world, different ways of catching the light. There are days when the fuzzy, blotchy, bleached-out disposable images capture exactly the way I see things. Are you into André Kertész? Back when most photographers thought Polaroids were junk, Kertész did a whole slew of photos in the format, and they’re gorgeous. He realized Polaroids had their own look, and he learned how to exploit that. If you haven’t seen them, check out this link: https://thinkinpictures.wordpress.com/2007/12/02/andre-kertesz-the-polaroids/
Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for sharing. I am totally with you!!!!! There are certain days that call for a hazy, clouded image. And I loved the link to André Kertész’s work. Amazing. So soft and beautiful.
Again, thanks for stopping by and sharing. You rock!
Have both. I love the way the disposables look. But at least with a GoPro you wont run out of film! 🙂
Too true! It’s expensive to get anything developed anymore. I’m thinking I’ll have to get a GoPro this year.
I hate having to schlep film to get developed, but I’m lazy. That said, when I do it right pix on my film slr often end up better than my dslr. These remind me of pix i take on my vintage Lomo. It’s so haphazard, but occasionally you get some really artistic mistakes by sheer chance. Luv that.
I know! Those happy accidents make everything shine. You can’t beat them. I totally understand feeling lazy about it too. It can be so tough and expensive to use film anymore. But I really do think you can tell the difference.
Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
Purists would perhaps disagree, but I don’t think there’s a wrong way to take a good picture. Both have their function in your hands, capturing your vision which we so much enjoy when you share!
Ohh! Thank you so much! You are so kind!!!! I agree with you. I love experimenting and trying something I’ve never tried before (especially if someone’s told me that’s not how you’re “supposed” to do it).
Judging by your photos, both of you had a blast. Disposable, it’s the way to go on some trips. No one goes out of their way to steal a disposable versus anything digital (including cheap digital).
haha too true!
Keep them! I get a Lana Del Rey feeling by watching these photos, haha. ♥
I love it! Thank you so much! I love Lana Del Rey!
I love her too, and it’s always surprising when you thought you’ve heard all her songs but then found another unreleased one on Youtube. ♥