November-December 2014 … The Global Online Magazine of Arts, Information & Entertainment … Volume 10, Number 6
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Larry Hamill

 

Some photographers

paint with their cameras … 

… Others just paint them

 

 

Weegee & Speed Graflex

Weegee & Speed Graflex

 

The Colorful Camera Series

 

By Larry Hamill

 

I began collecting old cameras about ten years ago and starting painting them as decorative objects to place around my studio.  In June 2009, I photographed Jonathan Putnam, an actor with the Columbus based Contemporary American Theatre Company, posed with a silver painted Brownie camera.  I then superimposed him over a 3-D Bryce computer generated image. And thus began the Colorful Camera Series.

 I perused camera stores, flea markets and Goodwill stores for old cameras, painting each with spray paint. Since then, I have asked various members of the community to pose with the  painted cameras — exaggerating the camera in each portrait by using an ultra-wide angle lens. Each subject was then superimposed over an image from my library of manipulated images — a process I call “photilation”.

 Current plans for the Colorful Camera Series include a 2010 calendar and possibly an I-Book, with the hopes of an exhibit of prints to follow.

 
Far Out Camera

Far Out Camera

 

 

Red Brownie - 1

Red Brownie

 

 

Banana Colored Camera

Banana Colored Camera

 

 
Roger Williams

Roger Williams

 
 
 
Arnett Howard & Blue Camera

Arnett Howard & Blue Camera

 

 

 

Colored Pano Camera

Colored Pano Camera

 

  
Fluorescent Yellow Camera
Fluorescent Yellow Camera
Editor’s note:

GUEST CURATOR

Columbus, Ohio, photographer Larry Hamill is guest curator for photography for the  November-December 2009 update of ragazine.cc. Selections of work by his friends and colleagues Kojo Kamau and Chas Ray Krider appear in Photography posts.
 
Hamill is a frequent contributor to ragazine.cc. More of his work and contact information can be found at: www.larryhamill.com and www.larryhamillphotography.wordpress.com
 

 

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