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The plan is to distribute at least 500 disposable cameras around the world and share the results! Lets share photography!
The plan is to distribute at least 500 disposable cameras around the world and share the results! Lets share photography!
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Camera Sharing Project

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You’re reading this because I want to spread 500 disposable cameras around the world to see a snapshot of how strangers view the world through one exposure on a disposable camera!  I recently distributed a few disposable cameras at Burning Man and the results were beautiful. I want to share this project in the real world and display the photos as an online, accessible art project! 

A prototype disposable camera
A prototype disposable camera

The plan is to distribute 500 disposable cameras around the world with a short list of instructions attached to each one. The instructions are to take one photo and then pass the camera on to a stranger. There are also instructions for the person who takes the last photo on each camera to return the camera to me at my expense so that I can develop the photos and share them with you online. The instructional cards will be translated into the local language where each camera is sent. 

It will be beautiful to follow the journey each camera takes through the chronological display of the developed photos. In a world over-saturated with fleeting photos on phones, I think this is a unique opportunity to slow down, step back into analog, and finally SHARE something tangible. What will YOU take a photo of? Who will you give your camera to?

Front of the attached instructional card
Front of the attached instructional card
 
Back of the attached instructional card
Back of the attached instructional card

The beauty of this project will be in sharing the photos from each camera chronologically and following the camera's story and adventure from stranger to stranger through the sets of photos! The world will see the photos on the website as each camera is returned. Once enough cameras are returned there is the possibility of a photo book and even a exposition of the works!

I am a circus performer. Yep... a circus performer! I am an  acrobat and character in modern circus shows. I just finished a season of a show called "Club Swizzle" at the Sydney Opera House. I travel the world for my work and am very fortunate to have the opportunity to perform with incredible people in beautiful places around the globe. The intriguing people I cross paths with on my travels have inspired me to delve into this project about people, their places, and the wild things they do. I love projects that thrive on the participation and collaboration of strangers. 

Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
 
 
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Photo from a returned disposable camera
Customized Disposable Camera Casing
Customized Disposable Camera Casing

Budget:

The cheapest good quality cameras are $6 dollars each. 500 x 6 = $3000

Printing 500 explanation cards on heavy paper $400

Developing an estimated 25% (125) of the cameras digitally costs $8 for each camera. 8 x 125= $1000

Kickstarter fees and reward distribution $500

Building and Maintaining a website to display the photos: $500

Total:  $5400

If this project is over funded I will distribute an additional 100 black and white disposable cameras randomly amongst the others and keep the rest of the funds aside to produce and publish a photo book of the results. In the awesome situation that there are still funds remaining after those two costs I will keep that money aside for the costs of creating an exhibition of the results. 

Risks and challenges

I am well aware of the likelihood that many of these cameras may never make their way back to me, and thus never making their way to the site and to all of you… but by distributing at least 500 cameras the results will still be abundant! The timeline for this project depends on how quickly the cameras make their way around and then back to me. Each camera will embark on its own journey and follow its own path from stranger to stranger!

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    Help make the project become reality! By backing with even just $1 you'll be part of the kickstarter updates for this project!

    Plus, when you see one of the cameras out in the wild you can say "Hey, I helped make that exist!"

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    Help make the project become reality! You'll get 10 high quality photo wallpapers delivered by email from the first few cameras returned.

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    Get a camera delivered to your door! You'll get to take the first photo on the camera and then pass it on to a stranger to start it's adventure!

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    Get a camera delivered to your door plus a random photo postcard from the first few cameras returned. You'll get to take the first photo on the camera and then pass it on to a stranger to start it's adventure!

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    Get two cameras delivered to your door! You'll get to take the first photo on both cameras and then pass them on to strangers to start their adventures! You'll also receive two random 4x6 inch matte prints from the first few cameras returned.

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    Get two cameras delivered to your door! You'll get to take the first photo on both cameras and then pass them on to strangers to start their adventures! You'll also receive five photo post cards to send to your friends!

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    Get two cameras delivered to your door! Also, select any photo from the first few cameras returned and receive a high quality 11x14 inch print.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You'll get a set of uncensored 4x6 prints of the first camera that gets returned. Also receive two cameras at your door. You'll get to take the first photo on the cameras and then pass them on to strangers to start their adventures!

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    You'll get a high quality photo book of the results of the first three cameras. Also receive two cameras at your door. You'll get to take the first photo on the cameras and then pass them on to strangers to start their adventures!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Receive a limited edition high quality photo book of selected results of the first five cameras to be returned. Also receive five cameras at your door. You'll also have my eternal gratitude! FREE SHIPPING!!

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    Receive a limited edition high quality photo book of all the results of the first 10 cameras to be returned. Also receive five cameras at your door. You'll also have my eternal gratitude! FREE SHIPPING!!

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    You will receive the complete results from any of the first 10 cameras returned in 11x14inch high quality prints.
    I will also hand deliver 10 cameras to your door on a magic carpet anywhere in the world and then we can head off into the world to find some friendly strangers to give them to!
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