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


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:


Some Digital Harinezumi shots from 8bitSF

Crashy Faster

Last week was the big 8bitSF show in at the DNA Lounge in conjunction with the Game Developers Conference. Lots of talented bands (Bright Primate, Disasterpeace, Crashfaster, etc) on stage and chip music fans in attendance. As a personal challenge, I thought it’d be cool to capture some shots on my Harinezumi, which certainly isn’t my first choice for low light shots. Here are the results.


Zumi Week: Deconstruction

Hacking a Hainezumi

This week I’m posting a series of posts about the Digital Harinezumi. See them all here.

Using an older model of the Digital Harinezumi (#2), my friend Jon and I decided to see what exactly these things looked like inside… and possible find some cool hacks. There’s very little info about the inner workings of Zumis online, so I’ll do my best to describe what we found. I’ve also posted this Lightt video too. Props again to my friend Jon for his help researching this.