Disposable Memories


I’ve made a discovery!!!! I’m a huge fan of BookCrossing and now we have CameraCrossing arghhhhhh! Of course I’ve signed up! ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t know where I picked this up from (a fellow WordPress bloggers post I think) but I’m gunna pass it on.

The Disposable Memory Project is a global photography experiment.

Since April 2008, people have been leaving disposable cameras in public locations around the world. Each camera contains a message, inviting its finder to pick up the camera, take some photos and then pass it on. At the end of its journey, the camera is returned home, and they upload the photos to share with its followers.

In the three years since that first camera, people across the globe have taken part, either through finding an existing camera, or creating a new one to introduce into the project. They’ve visited over 75 countries, released over 410 cameras, and travelled over 500,000 miles โ€“ thatโ€™s to the moon and back.

Of those 410 cameras, they’ve had 30 return home, with amazing images, stories and journeys, all of which you can see on the web site.

The project is not commercial, doesnโ€™t aim to make any money, and has no goal other than wanting to get cameras into as many hands as possible, in order to see what stories are captured on their film.

If youโ€™d like to know more about the project, check out the existing cameras, or read the blog to see what has been happening recently.

Check out their Flickr page. I’m sure there are some great pics there to inspire a story or two ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here’s my camera, all ready to go ๐Ÿ™‚

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And here it is starting its journey ๐Ÿ™‚

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My camera is number 455….you can see its location here.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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12 thoughts on “Disposable Memories

  1. How cool is that!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will definitely be checking out that site.

    We did the disposable camera thing at our wedding. Instead of hiring a photographer, we had our guests takes pictures. They were awesome!

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  2. Fascinating project. I will definitely check it out. Visiting from the Challenge. Hope you’ll visit back. Signing up to follow

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