Found cameras

(In)disposable pedestrian moments.
Ward's Island, Toronto

If hundreds of thousands of Geocachers worldwide can hide and seek hundreds of thousands of tiny treasures in trees and other locations, then locating bulky disposable cameras in conspicuous Ziploc bags is a walk in the park. We’re of course talking about the portable film cameras that were secretly dropped in city nooks for pedestrians to participate in some on-the-spot street shooting. The Disposable Camera Project’s (DSP) point-and-shoots were protected from the elements in bags and accompanied by signs encouraging people to “capture moments that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.” Most of the cameras have since been retrieved, with the images processed and posted online, and even this writer’s own bike made an appearance in Toronto’s Queen St. collection.