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The description reads:

With compact bodies and simple functionality, classic 35 mm cameras paved the way for both amateur photographers and professional photojournalists everywhere. The first was prototyped in Germany in 1913 and went into production as the Leica in 1924. Our collection of found cameras crafted by a variety of mid-century German and Russian manufacturers have become vintage icons, making them perfect for display. Each one is unique; let us choose for you.

  • Each bears the rare character and timeworn beauty of a vintage piece.
  • Cameras are usable as well as decorative.
  • Catalog / Internet only

Wow.

So let me get this straight.  You can fork over $149 and let Pottery Barn choose the perfect vintage camera to suit your perfectly vintage-inspired abode. And lo! not only are they great for display, the cameras are actually “usable.” For those of us just a tad too lazy to pop over to ebay and find these exact same Zorki 4K cameras for less than half of what PB is charging.  I guess the extra surcharge covers their curation fee.

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more trashed

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black-umbrella
© Hee Jin Kang 2008

This series is making more sense to me… will try to formulate in words soon.

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what’s up?

Shiny digital camera purchased – the Panasonic Lumix LX3.  I heart it.  It’s my new walking-around-in-the-neighborhood-and-see-what-I-see machine.

What I’ve been seeing a lot of and photographing recently?  Trash.

Indoors I’ve been fiddling around with Indexhibit, wondering if I should migrate away from my current website design.  It’s an addictive time-gobbler and partially to blame for my blog silence.  You can also blame the hand stands.

Oh, and Twitter too.

A couple new Trash photos:

glass
bluemirror
© Hee Jin Kang 2009

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laforet

Vincent Laforet never ceases to impress me! On assignment at the Beijing Olympics, he shot 28,444 files, or 480 gigabytes of images, or “1,777 times per day, 253 frames per hour, or 4.23 images per minute.”  I love that he crunched out the math.

But hey Vincent, some of us are still shooting one sheet of film at a time!  Makes me feel downright antiquated.

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tic toc

I’m back home in Brooklyn.  Dropped off all my film at LTI this morning so now it’s the waiting game…

P.S. Sarah Palin, WTF?

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Some snapshots from my visit to the Minnesota State Fair. We ate pecan-covered cinnamon rolls, pronto pups on a stick and cheese curds – delicious!


All photographs © Hee Jin Kang 2008

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I am the lucky recipient of a green, second-hand (but nicely tuned-up) fold-up bicycle, given to me by my friends A. and B. The best thing about having a bike is the freedom to ride! All those strange corners of Brooklyn that I’ve been photographing have suddenly become mere bike rides away. I’ve also inherited a funny round helmet that makes my head look like a bowling ball.

I’m excited to bring my new wheels up to Woodstock for my residency. I can’t think of a more pleasant way to get around in the Catskills than on a green fold-up bike.

Here are a couple of photographs taken in Brooklyn.


© Hee Jin Kang 2008

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