Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Camera Toss in Foto Magazin!

Der gro├če Wurf! It's the new title for the camera tossing special in Foto Magazin. Literally translated, it means "The Great Toss!" This is the perfect medium for reaching out to the photography world (well at least in Europe's German speaking countries at least). Need some mental refreshment? Here's the introduction and interview about Foto Magazin and Anja Martin from May.

To review, Foto Magazin is a photography magazine that focuses on all types of imaging from contemporary photography to practical and technical photography advice. They publish camera reviews and once in a while, will cover new and experimental types of photography, like camera tossing! With a readership of over 300,000 people, Foto Magazin is Europe's leading photography magazine. They specifically cater to the German speaking countries including Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

Anja Martin, the author of this superb article, hand selected a few active members of the camera tossing community to learn more about us individually and about camera tossing as a whole. Her extensive interviews are clearly reflected in the in depth coverage of camera tossing in her five page article. Below are some screen shots of the article. If you would like a PDF copy, simply contact me and I will forward you one right away!

Foto Magazin Page 1-2 Foto Magazin Page 3-4 Foto Magazin Page 5

Foto Magazin has also published a short version of their article online on their website. It's a basic summary of Anja's article and may be of interest to you. Click below to read about it more:

Camera Toss in Foto Magazin
http://www.fotomagazin.de/galerie/detail.php?we_objectID=490

But why read some digital copy when you can read it in full in the actual magazine? It's out on the shelves so pick one up! The article begins on page 18, and on page 19, you will find my very own camera toss. It's one of my Waterfall camera tosses and can be viewed in its original post.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Camera Toss Mutation!

We begin with a simple and graceful white and pristine figure. As it "mutates" more elements are brought in, and it ultimately becomes a complex and chaotic form with many colors and distractions. Please note that all six of these camera tosses were done with the same subject on the LCD screen. Distance and location of the camera relative to the screen allowed me to control what was or wasn't included in the image.

Resolution: 2592 x 1944 | Subject: LCD Monitor

Mutation Stage 1 by Jonathan Vo Mutation Stage 2 by Jonathan Vo Mutation Stage 3 by Jonathan Vo Mutation Stage 4 by Jonathan Vo Mutation Stage 5 by Jonathan Vo Mutation Stage 6 by Jonathan Vo

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Camera Toss in Mission Volunteering

Camera tossing has gotten a little blurb in the local newsletter for the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas. As some of you may know, I volunteer at the hospital on a weekly basis in the Neuroscience Unit. However, after a year's worth of helping out the coolest yet odd nursing staff, I thought it'd be a good idea to move up higher and help out the Junior Volunteer Board. With a few positions open, I grabbed two of them and am now their new Co-Social Director and Webmaster.

Every two to three months, the Junior Volunteer Board pushes out an awesome newsletter for the volunteers and staff. Lucky me, I got my own featured article, and camera tossing was clearly prominent in the discourse of the content. Take a look:

Mission: Volunteering Meet the Board: Me! Camera Toss in Mission: Volunteering

Monday, August 6, 2007

Artful Paintings

Camera tossing takes a lot of creativity sometimes, and with the help of the community and their ideas, it's possible to make one flashlight be the source of 2, 3 or maybe even 4 camera toss styles. In this example, two flashlights were shined on a CD, and then I did a camera toss of it's reflection (in the negative mode).

Resolution: 2592 x 1944 | Subject: Two LED Flashlights reflected on a CD

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Friday, August 3, 2007

iRiver Camera Toss!

Below are what daylight camera tosses look like - as you can tell, they're completely different from anything else you've seen on lightXposed. Technical workings of digital cameras allow them to process images and distort them. Some objects may be flip flopped, some bent, some even divided ultimately creating a view of our world like none other.

Subject: Wildlife and architecture outside of my house | Resolution: 640 x 480

Mp3 Player Camera Toss! by Jonathan Vo