A few weeks ago, Brooklyn resident Katie O’Beirne did a weekend project in which she left a disposable camera on a Prospect Park bench with a note asking passer-bys to snap a photograph. After getting the film developed and finding some cool photos, O’Beirne decided to continue with the project, leaving disposable cameras in a number of other spots around NYC. The resulting photographs can be seen on a Tumblr page she set up called “new york shots“.
She’s also raising funds through Kickstarter to turn her small project into a large scale effort (e.g. cameras sent to locations abroad and art shows). She was only planning to raise $500, but the campaign has already collected more than four times that amount.