Early this year, we came across the Indisposable Concept, an international photography project which asks participants to document a week of their daily memories with a disposable camera. The project has since grown in a year, with hundreds of participants, thousands of film snaps, and countless memories from analogue lovers across the globe. Find out more about the Indisposable Concept journey so far after the jump!
We at the Lomography Magazine have been keeping tabs on Australia-based project Indisposable Concept since we first heard about it early this year. Shortly after we first told the Community about the project, we also did an interview with its founder, Stuart Chapman, and asked him to tell us more about this worldwide endeavor.
Then, in time for the project’s first anniversary, we recently got in touch with Stuart again to help us paint a picture of what the Indisposable Concept journey has been like so far, both for his team and the participants.
A Productive First Year
The project, which was established in December 2012, reached out to people from all over the world, with many contributions from Australia and other major countries and cities. Stuart says that among the highlights of the project so far is the great support from wonderful film enthusiasts, and people finding inspiration and confidence to take up the craft of film photography once more.
“The process has really opened up our eyes to the world of film photography and the number of film lovers out there. It’s quite a healthy and inspired community. We’re happy to have been able to be part of that growth and share the love for film and analogue photography,” he says.
The project also had its first exhibit, entitled Indisposable Exhibition held in the Bleeding Heart Gallery in Brisbane in May this year. The exhibit, which Stuart described as a wonderful celebration of the project, showcased some of the best photos and letters from the participants at the time.
Asked about the numbers that define the project in its first year, Stuart gave us some whopping figures. “To this date we’ve received over 400 unique rolls/contributions from many cities and countries, with over 10,000 photos in our archive, which is a whole lot of selfies and interesting disposable camera moments.”
He also mentioned how social media has also played a big part in spreading the Indisposable Concept message, allowing his team to reach out and connect with so many people from around the world. “We now have over 4500 Instagram followers, just under 3000 Facebook followers, and growing interest and support on Flickr and Tumblr.”
What’s in store for the Indisposable Concept this coming year? Aside from getting more people involved in the project, Stuart tells us about some exciting plans for 2014. “We plan to produce our first coffee table style book to be released early to mid-2014. You can play a part and help make this happen — we’ll be giving out more details soon! There are also a few other social activities we plan to execute both online and in the physical space, including the second Indisposable Concept Exhibition. We’re also open to collaborating and working with like minded individuals or collectives that wish to stimulate, inspire and celebrate the creative world we live in.”