I was reflecting on old pics from freshman year of college, when Carlos and I (and sometimes Chris) shared a simple Olympus point and shoot camera w flash. We took it everywhere - to the beach, parties, trips, dorms... and because it was so easy to use and compact we had shots of everything going on in our lives. We eventually lost the cam at a party, and after that I have mostly been using an slr, no flash, not so discrete. I have been feeling that want for a cam that I can take everywhere.
I like the work of a young photographer, Nico Young, who was photographing life in high school at Santa Monica High (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/11/magazine/11mag-santa-monica-high-photo-essay.html). His work was picked up by the NY Times and published in their magazine. He has great close ups of interesting characters and faces, all candid. Theres no way to get that with a bulky slr. I looked him up a bit more and saw one of his cameras was this Konica BigMini. I mainly got this cam bc it can focus down to 30 cm, damn close! Good for candids and close-ups and portraits. Small enough to slide into my back pocket and go to parties with.
Hence, the perfect break out event for this cam, a Massflow party in SF at Club OMG. All the friends were there. The cam performed...
|The high school crew - Nick, Sari, and I|
|lol this is great|