Portraits of Strangers Captured by Placing a Camera on a Sushi Conveyor Belt

YouTube member MJRecession came up with the idea of placing a digital camera onto the conveyor belt a sushi restaurant in Japan to record candid portraits of the other patrons in the restaurant. It’d be interesting to see this same thing done at sushi bars around the world to see how different cultures would react.

  • Calinstan

    not in Romania… there somebody wold steal her camera for sure! :))

  • Johnson Earls

    This would be cool with a still camera and timed remote, also :)

  • Danieltian

    I tried this at a sushi restaurant in Hawaii. The store employees confiscated my camera and deleted all my pictures, including the ones I took earlier that day. Then they gave it back to me and told me that I was violating people’s privacy.

  • ACG

    cute, would be better with video edited faster and with music

  • Cavale Fnord

    I’ve seen this done before.

  • Craig Lotter

    Which you were.

  • Craig Lotter

    Which you were.

  • Sep

    Then you’ll lose all the restaurant feeling.

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  • Muu

    A very old idea, I have seen this years done ago with a dv cassette camera

  • Titus-Armand

    I’ve seen this done before with much better results.

  • MadMolecule

    Here’s one shot in 1998.  Slower, and with music.  I find it hypnotic:

  • Danieltian

    Oh really? At a restaurant with huge glass windows where anybody looking in can see all the customers? Ok, I’ll give you that within the restaurant, they can claim privacy concerns. But that doesn’t give them the right to confiscate my equipment and delete irrecoverable data.

  • David Ritchie

    You could have recovered the images ;)

  • Kris J Boorman

    If I was ever going to try this, as a foreigner living in Japan, I would ask the restaurant staff first.