An Experiment

Flashlights, sweater, disposable camera.

I don’t know what the dictionary definition of an experiment is, but mine is to toss in a few constants with one or two variables, and observe the (unpredictable) results. With that in mind, Souly and I set out this evening to shoot abandoned houses in the Geitawi district of Achrafieh.

This experiment is the first in a series called Disposable. The constants were two flashlights, a white sweater (which doubled as a light reflector or diffuser) and a disposable camera.

The variable was light itself (or the lack thereof). Since disposable cameras are primarily designed for daytime touristic photography (for you techies out there, that means ISO 400-800 film, fixed wide angle lens, medium aperture of around f/5.6, focus range of 4 feet to infinity) using them anywhere outside these ideal conditions would yield unpredictable results…

… which we will observe tomorrow.

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