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RayKo’s Third Annual Juried Plastic Camera Show | SOMA

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Friday, February 26, 2010 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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RayKo’s Third Annual Juried Plastic Camera Show (opening February 26, 2010 with a reception at 6pm) includes strange and stunning images made by the winners of this competition. Photographers from all over the Bay Area as well as national and international entries are featured in this dynamic exhibit.

There were even more entries than last year, yet somehow we whittled it down to less than a hundred stellar pieces.

Why is the plastic camera so popular now? Is it because the toy camera is a backlash to this digital age of photography? It could be nostalgia for the soft, square pictures with vignetted edges. It could just be nostalgia for film and the latent image- you actually have to wait to see what you shot!

Or it could be love of the creak of the cheap plastic dial as you wind it, wondering if it will break off. It could be too that we all missed the simple freedom of making pictures that aren’t perfect, that don’t have to be sharp or real or saturated or taken with a camera that costs thousands of dollars. All you need is $25 (or less) and a roll of film, and you’re in business.

Source: @zonality

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