Hipster Traps in NYC Use Holgas as Bait

“Hipster traps” have been springing up across New York City, and one of the baits used is a Holga 120N camera. The traps are the latest project by artists Jeff Greenspan and Hunter Fine.

Urban Traps is a project where we lay traps for certain subcultures. Our goal is protect neighborhoods from infestation and collect different species for further study. [#]

Other items used for bait are sunglasses, a yellow bicycle chain, a can of PBR and a pack of American Spirits.

Hopefully they’re able to catch some hipsters soon before they have to switch out the Holga for an iPhone loaded with Instagram

(via Laughing Squid)

Image credits: Photographs by Hunter Fine and used with permission

  • Show My Photos

    When did PBR become hip?

  • Patrick

    its hip if its only enjoyed ironically

  • Anonymous

    Eagerly waiting for video.

  • Hepped

    about 12 years ago here in Portland. it is now the biggest selling shit beer in town.

  • Alfredo Gayou

    it would be so mainstream to avoid the trap

  • DL Smooth

    The low price helps, since hipsters and employment are a rare combination.

  • Leonidas

    too funny

  • Andypbrowne

    How long did the items stay in the trap? Also really hoping to see one of these installations in person.

  • Mind Wafers

    Check out more about hipsters at Mindwafers.

  • Ahole

    hmmm,try adding a copy of AdobePS dedicated to only using it to cross process images.hahahaha

  • ursumcraic

    haha brilliant

  • Di

    quit giving my brother-in-law ideas!!!!

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  • Tuna

    When was it not?