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Valley photog wrings superior views from his toy camera

Just because something is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s crap. Toy trucks that cost 50 cents in the 1920s now sell for thousands. McDonald’s coffee stomped pricey Starbucks in taste tests. And Valley photographer Neal Winter uses cheap-ass plastic cameras – Holgas – to take gallery-worthy pictures. “There isn't much attention paid to exact manufacturing specs,” he says of the process. “What this means is each camera has its own personality or characteristics or flaws.”

Peep Winter’s latest pics at the Third Friday reception for “The Grand Old Plastic Camera” at Tilt Gallery. The show features dark, intimate landscapes taken during Winter’s travels through the Southwest, Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest.


Fri., Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m., 2009
 
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