Camera of the Moment
I bought two of these at an estate sale for a dollar each. Fixed lens at f11-ish, probably a 125 shutter speed, and a W I D E plastic lens, rendering the world in saturated, saturated color. The intitals written on one side are not mine, previous owner’s, I assume. Gaffer’s tape on the other side to keep it closed and a healthy wrapping of medical tape around the body to keep light leaks out. The beauty of this camera was (and is) that its essentially a disposable camera that you can reload. The battery for the flash is accessable, but I think I’ve long since burned it out.
I load this camera with black and white Fuji Neopan 1600, the other I usually load with a color 400, usually as cheap or as old as I can find. This one has seen burlesque shows, about 14 states, the WeHo Halloween Carnival and Gogol Bordello, just to name a few. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with opening the camera under very low light and exposing the film just enough to get some interesting bleeds. Its a crapshoot, completely, but I’m enjoying the results.