Deon Reynolds


I shoot these panoramas with a disposable Kodak panorama camera. The first thing I do is tear off the cardboard cover, pry open the camera, and pull out the color print film. Using a fine file I distort the frame inside. Then, I reload it with Tri-X black and white film. Some of my disposables have had hundreds of rolls of film through them. The camera has a two element plastic 25mm lens with a fixed f/12 aperture and single 1/125th of a second shutter speed. I adjust exposure and contrast through filtration and film processing.

I like the ease and spontaneity of the disposable camera and since the viewfinder isn’t very accurate, you’re never really certain what you are going to get on film. It’s kind of like exploring the American West, you are never really sure what you are going to find!