Toy Electro: A collection of lo-fi photography by Doctor Popular

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Toy Electro” is a new zine collecting some of my black and white lo-fi photography. All of the shots in this zine were taken on my Digital Harinezumi, an extremely low tech camera that has surprisingly charming results. You can see my Harinezumi review here:

This Sunday I’ll be tabling at the SF Zine Fest, where I’ll be publically selling Toy Electro for the first time (along with my other photo zines, comics, wallets, and art). For those of you who can’t make it to Zine Fest, I’m selling the print version of this zine on Etsy for just $6. Or you can download the digital version from Gumroad for just $2. Here are some of the Harinezumi shots from the book:
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A Glitch Tutorial: Editing Image Files With Text Editors

I’ve shared a bunch of glitch-art posts on this blog, including this recent list of iOS glitch apps, so I thought it would be cool to share a little tutorial on how to create your own glitch art using an incorrect editor technique. For a lot of us, glitch-art is something we create with the help of an app, so I think it’s a good idea to give this technique a shot to get a better idea of what’s really happening to your work.
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Recovered shots from my Digital Harinezumi

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I snapped a shot and somebody on 6th street didn’t like it, so I deleted it… and, by accident, all the other photos I had taken over the last week. The combination of button presses for “formatting” is surprisingly similar to “deleting” on a Zumi. Thanks to some folks on Twitter I learned that I may be able to retrieve some of the shots through special data recovery software… these are some of the shots I saved.
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