Artists Reception for Plastic + Film: An Exhibition of Toy Camera Photography
May 15, 2011
A myriad of cameras, films, development processes, and finally, printing methods and papers are employed by the 22 artists in Plastic + Film. The subject matter ranges from the intimate to the majestic, the whimsical to the contemplative. Photographs shown comprise of images taken in New Zealand, Hong Kong, England, California and many places in between, including Somerville, MA. The artists’ seemingly playful choice of equipment (Holga, Diana, Lomo or whatever model of toy camera used) belies their very serious results. Plastic + Film is a celebration of the creative spirit and the concept of chance. Its unique and individual images are a refreshing change to the increasingly homogenized world of digital images we encounter in everyday life.