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They Made Me Do It......I didn't want to Do it ......

Close In On The Cure

Close In On The Cure
fountain at Love Park, Philadelphia, PA turned pink in October for breast cancer awareness

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Nothing Can Bring You Peace but Yourself" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



So this is my first attempt with the plastic play cameras. This photo was taken with the IPhone Hipstamatic app. with the Jimmy lens, the Kodot XGrizzled film and the flash off. For those who are not familiar with the Hipstamatic camera, it was a plastic camera discovered unofficially by two brothers in 1982 who wanted a camera that was as cheap as film. The original Hipstamatic was automatic, had a plastic lens called a Hipsta A1 which matched it plastic body, with an aperture of 2.8 which I think is quite impressive for a plastic camera that once sold for $8.25, took 35mm film and also impressive produced a photo size 28mm x 28mm. Call me crazy, but for $8.25 between the years of 1982-1984 this was quite a bargain. Today to be able to get the same results from an app on your telephone for a $1.99 ~ priceless!

Taking a break from the SLR and all of the lenses is fun and on my list of toy cameras are the Holga, the Diana and the Blackbird Fly all of which I am looking forward to playing with and perhaps a few pinholes.

The digital world is great, but for me there is nothing more relaxing and creative than playing in a darkroom, so whether you develop your film at the lab or are so inclined to print film is a toy that keeps on giving!

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