Every so often, something comes across our desks that makes us do a bit of a double-take. This was one of those moments.
What you see above is a building shaped like a compact camera. What is the building used for? That’s where it gets interesting. It’s not a camera store or an electronics repair shop, it’s a public restroom… seriously. Read more…
While living in their studio — which also happened to be located in an old bank with joint bathrooms at the time — photographers Gerban Grotenhuis and Marc Marselje had an interesting idea. Just how many creative and funny scenes could they create using those joint toilets?
The result is a humorous and creative photo series called Toilet Diaries that transformed joint toilet rooms into everything from a WWII battleground to the inside of a claw crane machine. Read more…
Yesterday we were whimsically wondering what life would be like if we could Photoshop away some of life’s more unpleasant moments, and today we’ve stumbled onto a different approach in the form of the Retouch Mirror. The mirror, which will cost you about $85 from Atypyk, is a fun bathroom accessory for photographers who want to make their morning routine feel more like a post-processing session. If you don’t want to drop $85, you can always convert your existing mirror into a Retouch Mirror using these Photoshop magnets.
The Retouch Mirror (via Gizmodo)
When commercial sports photographer Nick Laham arrived at photo day during the New York Yankees’ spring training last Monday, he had to compete with a legion of photographers for space and time. He ended up occupying one of the bathrooms in the facility, turning it into a makeshift studio. After capturing the photos he needed with his “actual” camera, he decided to pull out his iPhone and capture some Instagram portraits as well. The resulting images can be seen on Laham’s blog, and are available for licensing over at Getty.
Reading a camera’s user manual is a great way to become familiar with all of its features and functions, but what if you don’t have the patience to sit down and chew through it? Here’s a strange but useful trick for making sure you read the manual thoroughly: put it in the bathroom. By placing it in a place where you’re desperate for things to read, you’ll slowly work your way through it and understand your camera more without having to take a chunk out of your busy day!
(via Reddit via Lifehacker)
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