I have a deep love for disposable film cameras. I’m always amazed you can still buy them! Film cameras and film stocks are going out of production on a daily basis, but these little gems hang on. They’re easy to use, a bit unpredictable, and you don’t have to be too precious with them. Just perfect for experimenting!
Our film feature for today was shot entirely on disposable cameras from Belgian photographer Sven Brauer. His images show the amount of fun you can have and the unique outcomes you can get from these film cameras.
A few words from Sven:
I started taking pictures more or less a year ago. I saw a disposable camera in a shop and thought I should give it a try. I immediately fell in love with film, especially disposable cameras. They’re so easy to use, but, on the other hand, they can restrict you quite a lot.
The pictures themselves were mostly taken in Brussels, Belgium, where I live, or on the Belgian countryside, where my parents live. I like geometry and architecture, and lighting is very dear to my heart. I don’t have anything in mind when I shoot; I just roam the streets and keep my eyes peeled. Everything can be a subject.
I am very lucky to have a friend who has been shooting for some time and motivates me to go out and test new things. I develop all of my rolls of film with him, and we exchange a lot of ideas and thoughts during that. I am very thankful for this.