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February 25, 2011

If you're in San Francisco this Friday, stop by RayKo Photo Center for the opening reception of their 4th International Juried Plastic Camera Show—featuring images by 80 different photographers from around the world, including Thomas Alleman, Sam Grant, and Michelle Bates (author of the book “Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity"). In this age of Hipstamatic iPhone apps and Photoshop effects, it's refreshing to see images produced with film and actual analog cameras. The pieces will be on display through April 30th. I myself just receieved one of Lomography's latest plastic cameras—the Diana Mini En Rose—which I plan on taking out for a spin soon, and sharing on Dwell.com. In the meantime, here is some plastic camera inspiration.

Ernie Button, "Mount Rushmore."
Ernie Button, "Mount Rushmore."
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Michelle Bates, "Conservatory Water."
Michelle Bates, "Conservatory Water."
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© Michelle Bates
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Ryan Mastro, "Iceland."
Ryan Mastro, "Iceland."
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Bob Gervais, "Times Square Preacher."
Bob Gervais, "Times Square Preacher."
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Sam Grant, "Barca Building."
Sam Grant, "Barca Building."
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Phillips Andrew, "Coney Island."
Phillips Andrew, "Coney Island."
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Lena Kaellberg, "Under Cover."
Lena Kaellberg, "Under Cover."
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John Bridges, "Carnival."
John Bridges, "Carnival."
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Justin Maxon, "When the Spirit Moves."
Justin Maxon, "When the Spirit Moves."
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PuiQuan Cheng, "West Portal Topiary."
PuiQuan Cheng, "West Portal Topiary."
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Wladymir Hermoso, "MACRIO."
Wladymir Hermoso, "MACRIO."
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Image by Sam Grant.
Image by Sam Grant.
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Thomas Michael Alleman, "01," from the series "Sunshine & Noir."
Thomas Michael Alleman, "01," from the series "Sunshine & Noir."
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©2010 by THOMAS MICHAEL ALLEMAN
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Eddie Soloway, "Sunflowers."
Eddie Soloway, "Sunflowers."
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©Eddie Soloway, All Rights Reserved. www.eddiesoloway.com
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Vicki Reed, "Cowscape."
Vicki Reed, "Cowscape."
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Ernie Button, "Mount Rushmore."
Ernie Button, "Mount Rushmore."

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