Chief of Online Asia Tat Tso was one of the testers for the Fisheye Baby 110. He took it traveling with him when he went to visit our friends, the killer whales, and we're putting him in the hot seat today to ask him to recall his experiences shooting with Lomography's new, bite-sized, camera!
What did you enjoy most about shooting with the Fisheye Baby 110? Was it the attention gained, the fact you were able to sneak around like a spy, or…?
The Fisheye Baby 110 exists without your attention. Its nano size and light weight allow you to slip it in your pocket, sneak in anywhere you want, take photos in places where photos aren’t allowed! Its ultra wide fisheye lens also means that you can snap any shot from any angle and always get everything you want in the photo, without any concern of focusing!
What did you have to pay attention to most when using the camera?
Avoiding theft. Its so small that you need to constantly avoid the jealous types stealing it from you.
What does the miniature camera signify to you, speaking as a cultural anthropologist and as a film enthusiast?
This is the resurrection of an extinct species. Or, a previously extinct species is being rediscovered. It doesn’t happen very often in history. The coelacanth for instance was rediscovered in 1938, and now 110 photography is being rediscovered in the form of a Fisheye camera in 2012. How revolutionary is that.
What are some similarities and differences between the Fisheye 1&2 in your opinion?
Basically they are in very different leagues. The Fisheye Baby 110 belongs to a completely different family line that has a very different skill set. Think of the Orca, or killer whale and the pilot whale – same family, different species.
Got some tips to those soon-to-be owners of the new Fisheye Baby 110?
Take it any time, any where, and shoot in the most impossible locations never before shot on film!
I just saw you rip open the packaging to your new Fisheye Baby 110! Explain the emotions that ran through your body when realizing you finally had one to call your own!
I felt like opening a piece of history which was otherwise impossible without the reproduction of the 110 film by Lomography. And now, in light of this, I’m also collecting all the classic 110 dead stock cameras from the past. Hey… the price will be doubled in half-a-year from now!