Mefi Disposable Camera Swap March 11, 2007 9:04 PM   Subscribe

Mefite group art project: passing around disposable cameras.
posted by ztdavis to MetaFilter-Related at 9:04 PM (47 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm looking to do an art project that involves shipping out disposable cameras to whomever and then developing and printing the end results myself. It would be similar to this moleskine endeavour from Kickstart70.

I'll send out ten cameras to ten different people with instructions and return packaging (with postage). From there people can do whatever: shoot the whole roll, shoot one picture and pass it off to a friend for a day, forward it on to another metafilter member (that would be at your expense, though). Whatever's clever.

Downside: I'm doing it for an installation and performance art class, and I would need them mailed in my direction by April 7th. Upside: if its successful I'd like to keep doing it and develop a website out of it.
posted by ztdavis at 9:05 PM on March 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


can i get one? i'd choose the 'pass to a friend for a day' option.
posted by phaedon at 9:18 PM on March 11, 2007


I think its a great idea.
posted by nola at 9:19 PM on March 11, 2007


There are far greater photographers than I in our midst, but this sounds fun and I'm game.
posted by amro at 9:19 PM on March 11, 2007


Nola: does that count as an "I'm in"?
posted by ztdavis at 9:31 PM on March 11, 2007


Sounds like an interesting project I'd be interested in participating in. I imagine my residence in another country would be both a possible attractive wrinkle and a logistical downside, especially given the time constraints. But if you feel like shipping FedEx or DHL, or want to continue the project beyond the April 7 deadline, I'd be up.
posted by donpedro at 9:33 PM on March 11, 2007


I'd be in on this if there's still room.
posted by psmith at 9:36 PM on March 11, 2007


Donpedro: I used USPS to Germany and it took $8 and a little over a week, so I'm willing to try sending them abroad.

Besides, if I even get five of the ten back in time for the class it would be enough, anything more would just be a bonus.
posted by ztdavis at 9:37 PM on March 11, 2007


Yeah, see, it's not USPS I'm worried about but rather Correos Mexicanos. In my experience a package mailed here from the U.S. takes at least 3-4 weeks and runs the risk of never arriving. Still, I'll email you.
posted by donpedro at 9:45 PM on March 11, 2007


If you're willing to send them to Australia, I'm in.
posted by divabat at 9:49 PM on March 11, 2007


That sounds really fun. I don't know that I can offer anything special, but I'd love to participate anyway.
posted by MadamM at 9:55 PM on March 11, 2007


You can send me one. Sounds fun.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:00 PM on March 11, 2007


Sounds neat! If Tokyo isn't too far, then count me in.
posted by myopicman at 10:03 PM on March 11, 2007


I'm not a unique snowflake, but I'm in (if you are still looking for people.)
posted by sperose at 10:19 PM on March 11, 2007


We are ALL unique snowflakes, silly.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:30 PM on March 11, 2007


If you want something from the other side of the world and are prepared to pay the postage costs, I would be interested.
posted by dg at 10:43 PM on March 11, 2007


For anyone outside the US it will be a simple matter of whether or not I can afford to send it. I'll e-mail everyone individually, though, to sort that out.
posted by ztdavis at 10:46 PM on March 11, 2007


I'm in if you still have one. Bonus: I'm moving half way across the country in 2.5 weeks - goodness knows what you'll wind up with!
posted by FlamingBore at 11:10 PM on March 11, 2007


I'm another one in the antipodes who would be happy to take photos for you.
posted by sien at 11:52 PM on March 11, 2007


I can do it with my own camera and send you pix if you like.
posted by infini at 12:47 AM on March 12, 2007


Count me in (if there's still room)!
posted by vespertine at 1:05 AM on March 12, 2007


Count me in, too! This sounds like fun!
posted by Plutor at 4:47 AM on March 12, 2007


I'm in Chile and in, if you like.
posted by signal at 4:54 AM on March 12, 2007


I'm up for this.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:05 AM on March 12, 2007


I'd do it if you still have room.
posted by konolia at 6:01 AM on March 12, 2007


More than 10 responses - but put my name in the hat if that's the way you'll be picking volunteers.
posted by She Kisses Wyverns at 6:27 AM on March 12, 2007


hey dg and divabat, maybe we could share a brisbane camera? I don't know if I could fill a whole roll of interesting shots, but I'd love to join in (would also reduce postage for ztdavis).
posted by jacalata at 6:34 AM on March 12, 2007


I'm game, if you still have a camera to spare. Sounds like fun.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:45 AM on March 12, 2007


Yeah. I'd be up for this, too!
posted by Xoder at 6:45 AM on March 12, 2007


This sounds cool, and I'd love to see the results.

But I can't participate; I'm very bad at stuff like this. I still have the scrapbook from the last project like this on my desk. I've done it! And I have a person to send it to you! Just have to get it out the door.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:50 AM on March 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


I would love to do this if anyone drops out and/or you expand beyond 10 slots.
posted by tigerbelly at 7:59 AM on March 12, 2007


You obviously have way more than 10 replies already but if you ever need any more people, I'd love to participate in something like this.
posted by sveskemus at 8:22 AM on March 12, 2007


I'm going to include a list of e-mails of interested people in the ten packages I do send out. That way if any enterprising people want to forward the camera on they'll have contact information right there with the camera.

Or I just might send more out, we'll see.
posted by ztdavis at 8:34 AM on March 12, 2007


I would like to do it but I am not going to take photos of ruined areas of New Orleans. I'm not so don't ask me. Sorry.
posted by govtdrone at 11:17 AM on March 12, 2007


I would like to do it but I am not going to take photos of ruined areas of New Orleans. I'm not so don't ask me. Sorry.

Huh?
posted by amro at 11:58 AM on March 12, 2007


Please feel free to include my e-mail address on the list too.
posted by sueinnyc at 1:34 PM on March 12, 2007


jacalata: that sounds good!
posted by divabat at 2:20 PM on March 12, 2007


I'm going to Disneyland at the end of March, so if you want pictures of the happiest place on earth, I'm your lady.
posted by crinklebat at 9:47 PM on March 12, 2007


Tigerbelly: e-mail me your e-mail, as I can't find it.
posted by ztdavis at 4:48 PM on March 13, 2007


Oh, oh, count me in, if you ever find room.
posted by moira at 5:42 PM on March 13, 2007


Oooh, *waves hand up and down à la Hermione Granger*.

if you ever expand, that is. :D
posted by Phire at 1:34 AM on March 15, 2007


If you are planning on doing this again sometime, I'd love to participate.
posted by emmling at 7:42 AM on March 15, 2007


I'm in late, but I'd be up for it too!
posted by misanthropicsarah at 9:29 AM on March 15, 2007


Yay! I just got the camera. Now to start taking the 27 shots of my armpit. ;)
posted by FlamingBore at 1:39 PM on March 16, 2007


Be sure to braid an armpit hair first, though.
posted by ztdavis at 6:09 PM on March 16, 2007


gah, you're *so* demanding!
posted by FlamingBore at 6:46 PM on March 16, 2007


I'm just glad I got the postage right...
posted by ztdavis at 11:18 AM on March 17, 2007


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