flickr: Camera Toss

Posted on June 27, 2006


I came across the cameratoss group on flickr.

This is a "technique" group, and the technique here is regarded by some as insanity. For we are the reckless folks on flickr that enjoy the abstract, chance, generative, physical photography that results from throwing our cameras into the air (most often at night in front of varied light sources).

It is about trading risk for reward in the pursuit of art. It is not about being a photographer, it is about enabling the photography that happens naturally when you let go of the process, give up control, and add a hell of alot more variables. It is about physics, gravity, angular momentum, acceleration, direction, chaos, and timing... most of which you have tenuous control of at best!

Great, simple idea. Some nice abstract images. (1760 members!)

Comments (2)

orange ed said

that greys image is so V23/4AD (specifically 'Heaven or Las Vegas' Cocteau Twins)!
cameratoss, alright!

Posted by: orange ed at July 2, 2006 12:47 PM .

Jithesh said


Interesting effects..

Posted by: Jithesh at July 7, 2007 08:20 AM .