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Friday, November 17, 2006

Toy Mania (con't.)

Chantal's post about toycam photographers inspired our friend Dennis Mook to start a Holga site, and look what Eolake found—pictures taken with an organizer.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

9 Comments:

Blogger Andy Frazer said...

The link to Dennis' Holga "blog" is actually a website, not a blog. Is his blog somewhere else?

7:53 PM  
Blogger Joe Reifer said...

I'm a big fan of Mr. Poplabs (aka Tim Swischuk), who shoots with a low resolution phone camera.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Charlie Didrickson said...

Speaking of Camera phones................this woman in Chicago has been doing some very interesting stuff with her Nokia.

www.sleepyurbanite.com

I doubt she spends much time online discussing sensors and megatwixles!

Some great posts this week here at TOP

Thanks

9:04 AM  
Blogger Mark Roberts said...

For an interesting approach to toy photography, have a look at this idea from Juan Buhler (of Water Molotov): Sawing the lens off a toy camera, gluing it onto a modified body cap and using it on a modern SLR!
His page on the "H Limited" lens is kind of a parody of the Pentax Limited series lenses and though the image quality he gets is at the opposite end of the spectrum as far as technical quality goes, I think the artistic possibilities are intriguing. Have a look:
http://www.jbuhler.com/HLimited/index.html

3:45 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

Mark,
If you see this, would you contact me please? You can do so by leaving a "not for posting" comment, but please include your email address so I can write back.

Thanks,

Mike

3:47 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Sawing the lens off a toy camera, gluing it onto a modified body cap and using it on a modern SLR!" reminded me of this 'loopy' lens. ;-)

"The PlungerCam: The Ugliest Camera Known to Man".

http://www.marktucker.com/plungercam/
http://www.marktucker.com/r_chicago/source/balancingman.html

12:07 PM  
Blogger fotograf said...

Thanks for stopping by my place and saying so, Mike. You may remember me from the last century. Once upon a time I was FOMA USA, back then the exclusive US importer of Czech FOMA photo materials. We talked about Fomapan T800, back then the only 120 film faster than ISO 400. Then Kodak sent me a stop it letter based on their infringement claims, and that was that, T800 is no more. Anyway, thought I'd connect this up a bit to the past, for fun. I now make a living as a theater photographer. Proofsheet.com is my main site. Best! Michal Daniel

7:49 AM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

Michal,
Hello again, and I do remember you--I remember that whole "cease and desist" situation with Kodak. A pity, that, not that it has mattered much in the end. I just got a 397-page catalog from B&H Photo-Video in NYC and there are only TWO pages devoted to darkroom equipment! I have to say I never expected the situation to change quite as quickly as it has.

Nice to encounter you again and thanks for your note.

--Mike

7:59 AM  
Blogger fotograf said...

Mike, yes indeed, B&H and such places now only have two pages of analog but google Fomapan for one already mentioned example and bingo -- cheap and available -- all over the place. (Not the T800 because of that c&d, obviously.) You can even download my old processing instructions for every Fomapan in every developer there was, back when I compiled them. I'm rarely labeled an optimist by those who know me well but given the internet, sometimes I do see a glimmer of hope. Best! Michal Daniel

8:59 AM  

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