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The f2 Crap Camera Challenge: Life And Soul Of The City

One of my favourite events in THE CLUB and f2’s calendar is the annual “Crap Camera Challenge”. Members are given a disposable film camera – the cheapest and nastiest one I can find. If they’re really lucky it will have a built-in flash. Such luxury. I’m too good to them, I really am. They have a month to use up their 24-27 frames on a given theme. For f2 this year’s theme was “Life and Soul of the City”. Then I develop and scan the films so that they can do any post-production they see fit.

This competition never fails to surprise me. The sheer diversity of interpretations is always amazing to me. But anyway, here are the winners and runners…

THE WINNER by Donna McMahon

This image by Donna McMahon also won the Judge’s Prize, presented by Christophe Dillinger. And the second prize went to Ros Powell.

2nd PLACE: Ros Powell

And 3rd place went to Jim Smith

3rd PRIZE: Jim Smith

The next runner-up was by Ankush Jain. You’ll notice we didn’t stipulate which city…

4th PLACE: Ankush Jain

There was a 3-way tie for 5th place so we’ll leave it there for now although I will put together a slideshow of all the images for a later post.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition and also to Simon Smith, fotofilia’s intern from the University of Wolverhampton who had the laborious task of scanning 30-odd films. 



2 responses

  1. Keith Goodwin

    Another ace selection. Well done to f2.

    October 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

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