Digital cameras are great, no doubt about it. When you have a kid moving constantly you want to be able to take 20 pictures to get that perfect one. But digital cameras have robbed us of something: the surprise factor. Remember those trips to the photo printer shops? The expectation and the waiting and, over all, the surprise and joy when a perfect picture appear among those 24. This creative adventure is all about recreating that feeling.
My friend Elisa and I bought a disposable camera, took it to a local park and left it on a bench.
Soon people began to notice.
Sometimes we would hide and wait to see what people would do. On other occasions we would ask them to participate.
What we wanted was the adventurers “why not” mentality, instead of the “why” one that so often limits our experiences.
And we got it.
It was such a treat to see all these people having fun.
When the film was finished we took it to the printer shop and waited, filled with expectations. Would that cute couple picture come out nicely? And what about the kid one? Curiosity was killing us! Then we got the envelope. Most of the pictures came out great and we couldn’t be more happy.
Here’s a gallery with the digital version of some of them. Press the arrows on the side if you want to see them all:
It was such a great afternoon. Thanks so much to everybody that participated. As promised, if you see yourself in any of the pictures and want a copy just send me an email and I will be glad to send them to you.