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Toy Tokyo 2014

Kingyo Press

Design and illustration by Studio Tio

Blurry, out of focus, streaked with light and distorted. While these are adjectives you might not associate with quality photography, these are the quintessential characteristics of photography produced by toy cameras. While generic, commercial, travel photography based on stock has become the norm, Toy Tokyo captures the exhilaration of travel photography and life on the road, in one of the worlds most intense and photogenic locations. First in a series of location specific photography books using toys cams. Included are introductions, interviews with the founders of, and photos of factory visits with makers of the most iconic toy and simple system cameras, such as the Holga, Zero pinholes and the original Diana in Hong Kong, the LOMO LC-A and Horizon in Russia, Japan’s Fuuvi, Impossible films and of course, the folks at lomography.

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