In our DISPOSED series, we equip contributors with a disposable camera or two and get a visual slice of life in return. Check out all of our previous DISPOSED entries HERE. This following DISPOSED is from an article in The Hundreds Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 issue, featuring Miami photographer Jenny Abrams aka Shayna Batya:
When I was asked by The Hundreds to participate in the Disposed series, I was thrilled. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been using disposable cameras. I mean, haven’t we all? Unfortunately, with the technological advancements of today, these things are a dying breed (and not to mention cost almost $20 for one!). But for some reason, people always respond positively to having their photo taken with a crappy little one-time use camera. My favorite reaction is, “Wow, they still makin’ those?!” Perhaps it’s the nostalgia? Or the lack of intimidation? As distant as we may be from this type of photographing, the familiarity of it hits close to home.
I often use disposable cameras as a go-to photo tool, especially when traveling. This time, I took the camera out and about in Miami to give you guys a taste of my own town through the lens of a $16 Kodak. Bienvenidos a Miami.
High on a Monday morning.
La Sandwicherie, one of Miami’s staple 24 hour spots. Best banana smoothie in town.
En route to Calle Ocho.
A pool day with Candace 1.
A pool day with Candace 2.
Nothing like being hit on through a peep hole.
Life ’round here.
Hidden gems on the West side of 2nd Ave.
Santa hat + palm tree shirt = Christmas in Miami.