Camera Crazy: Analog Photography panel discussion at NYPL, Nov 19th, 2014
Camera Crazy - Analog Photography
Christopher Salyers, Buzz Poole, Michelle Bates, Christopher Bonanos, Paul Kwiatkowski, Arezoo Moseni, Christian Polt, J. K. Putnam
Design and Style Series Event
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m.
New York Public Library: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium (Main branch on 5th Ave & 42nd St)
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. First come, first served.
Exploring the role of toy and novelty cameras in contemporary photography, this panel uses them as a point of entry into a broader discussion of analog photography as it exists today in the digital landscape. Featuring panelists, Christopher Salyers, Buzz Poole, Michelle Bates, Christopher Bonanos, Paul Kwiatkowski, Christian Polt, and J. K. Putnam who have deep knowledge of these types of cameras – from Lomography to Polaroid – and the photographers who use them. The discussion ranges from the marketing of photography to fine art and collector culture. The panel is moderated by Arezoo Moseni.
flash cubes.SNOOPY-MATIC, manufactured in Hong Kong for Helm Toy Corp.
Year: 1980. Film: 126. Flash: flash cubes.
Showcasing the most unusual and unique examples of functioning toy cameras—retro analogs, branded novelties, new products from Japan—and the photographs they create, the new book Camera Crazy explores the history and full range of this incredibly popular, and often quirky, photography niche. The book is more than a collection of plastic cameras. It’s the world as seen through a child’s eyes: a world of bright color, unexpected results, and exciting possibilities.
All attendees receive a free raffle ticket, as they enter the Auditorium, for a chance to win a camera from the selection of toy cameras from the authors' collection.
All images © Michelle Bates Photography.