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Snap Magazine Vol 3

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flickr friend of mine and fellow toy camera fan who lives in Japan – Susumu Kohda (Tokiocityphotos on flickr), noticed some of my photos in a Japanese magazine called Snap! and sent me 3 images from it today. I was excited to see photographs of my dog, daughter (and friends), chicken, trees near our house and a couple of long exposure images of Melbourne at night in the magazine, which were taken with a prototype version of the BBF or ‘Blackbird Fly’ from Superheadz. Funnily enough I haven’t seen the shots until now as I sent the exposed rolls along with the camera straight back to Tokyo after 5 days of shooting! (The guys at Superheadz will be sending me them eventually, I know from past experience with the Holga 135BC, they’re great to work with)Page spread from Snap, showing the BBF camera and my photos opposite. but it was sweet to see that at least some turned out OK considering I hadn’t used the camera before and didn’t even have a user manual! (not to mention that the 5 days I had the camera were the darkest, most overcast, rainy days Melbourne had seen all year!) Detail of a page spread in Snap magazine showing my photos. Superheadz must have developed them and used a few of my shots as examples for the article, which looks to be a review of the new 35mm plastic BBF, a toycamera TLR that I’ve talked about previously here, and made a video reviewed of here is very cool and looks like they might be near to releasing it, which is even cooler. I’m unfamiliar with the magazine Snap but did find a link to the Japanese site of Snap!.

2 Comments

  1. katherineNo Gravatar wrote:

    hi

    i recently bought one of these cameras in melbourne also but did not receive a user manual or any accessories. did you find this to be the same experience? do you know of a place i can buy these things?

    thanks
    katherine

    Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 08:29 | Permalink
  2. Michael TNo Gravatar wrote:

    The ultra-rare PINK version of the BBF is now available in the States, and it’s a tie-in with the Japanese fantasy TV series “Kamen Rider Decade”:

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/30139-Blackbird-Fly-35mm-TLR-Camera-Kamen-Rider-Decade-Special-Edition

    Check out the very cool posting in SciFi Japan about the camera & the show:

    http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2009/09/18/the-masked-rider-decade-limited-edition-camera/

    Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 07:29 | Permalink

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