Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Inspired by my friend Annie's recent tryst with disposable cameras, I decided to have a go at it and purchased a 24-exposure Kodak disposable camera at Target. I took it with me on my recent trip to New York, which included one day at the U.S. Open. Most of the photos didn't turn out well -- still trying to get the hang of this thing. Some lessons learned: a disposable camera is not a digital SLR (duh!), colorful busy backgrounds are best, action shots of tennis players will not come out the way you hoped, pay attention to the entire field of view, not just the object you are focused on. In short, think landscape, not macro.

I love the nostalgic feel of the color saturation of the photos and I had almost forgotten the thrill you get when you go to pick up your film and open the envelope to view your photographs for the first time. It makes me want to get a film camera now!

Here are some of the best photos from the roll:

Chris in front of his lovely brownstone in Ft. Greene

Dinner at The General Greene (so yummers!)

Being silly in the subway station

After lunch at Grimaldi's, in front of the Brooklyn Bridge

I think Chris is a better photographer than me. Sad.

Chris at the U.S. Open!

My favorite player, Olivier Rochus, in action! He was stunning!


  1. holy smokes, chris is looking more and more like his dad. crazy how that happens.

  2. you're addicted now, aren't you? one disposable will not be enough, my friend. it wont be enough...

    xo, annie

  3. hmmm more like my dad eh? interesting...

    i look so ridiculous in that US Open shot. lol. it's neat though, all the ppl in the background.

    jeannie i think these pics look great. let's get u a film camera!