I've read some things about the "vintage digital" look reminiscent of the early 00's, these photos have that "look." Ugly but charming at the same time. I suspect that will grow to become a bit more of a style over time.As (strange) luck would have it, I chanced upon one of the super-cheap, absolutely trashy cameras I was looking for the other day without finding them.
This is a Rollei(!) CompactLine 50 - well, "compact" actually fits it.
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(Gosh, at closer distances, the Nikon 1 18.5mm *really* distorts ... maybe I should give that a try for lo-fi ...)
The Rollei has a 5MP sensor - "non-descript" is probably a very nice way of describing it. Most webcams are better ... Here are some of today's results (with some pp).
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Fun fact: The camera has both an "Infinity" and a "Macro" setting ... shifting the "sharpness" plane from about one metre (why?) to half a metre ...
Anyhow, I'll use it for the last couple of days ... On the plus side, it slips into just about every pocket ...
Miquel thinks of something very sweet to say. I, on the other hand, think of my complexion as a teenager.This is so....
(words fail me)
But (taking a deep breath), it's either a disturbingly brilliant portrait...or a great piece of documentary photojournalism. Or both. Either way, it rocks.
Just two (and a half) more questions, please:
1. Who is your subject?
2. Have you already sold the movie rights?
2.5 Because, if you haven't, I'm interested.