|Guest photographer Julien|
A subset of the 21st Century toy camera revival is the multi-lens 35mm camera. My 1990s-era Nickelodeon Photo Blaster uses four lenses, each of which is used to take a single frame at a time, but that is an anomaly among this type of toy. The Pop Cam uses its four lenses to take four pictures in the space of a second, which can create a Muybridgean effect when trained on a moving object. The Pop Cam adds the wrinkle of tinting each of the four frames a different hue, akin to a late career Warhol.
Releasing the shutter on four lenses in the space of a second creates a distinct whirr, like the sound of crickets that mate by taking pictures of each other with their legs. Or so I suppose.
I've used my Pop Cam, a gift from V., once before - here's one of the National Zoo's pandas, each pop hue coloring its black and white emotions from envy to peace, or something.
I feel I can't write another word today (I wrote about 1400 yesterday) so I'll let the pictures write the rest of the thousand or maybe a few dozen.
|Burger King drive-thru, Front Royal, Virginia|
|Self-portrait by Julien.|
Take a bow kiddo.