Edited by Ron Slattery and Bill Vaccaro
What would you do with a bunch of crappy plastic cameras that had been collecting dust in a warehouse for over three decades? Why, send them off to a group of 31 talented photographers and see what kind of stuff they could come up with.
That’s the essence of The Shakey Photo Project, featuring the work of Andy Bell, Natalie Brahan, Don Brice, Ken Brown, Valerie J. Cochran, The Iron Flatline, Alison Garnett, Sarah Hadley, Warren Harold, Joseph O. Holmes, Suzanne Kathro, Tammy Keever, pax, Andrew Newson, Fredrick Olsson, Angelica Paez, Rebecca Pendel, Chricel E. Portela, Becky Ramatowski, Shannon Richardson, Davin Risk, Onno Siemens, Gary Shrimpling, Bob Smith, Gordon Stettinius, Annabelle Texter, Gayla Trail, Tread, Lynn Vandervelden-Elliott, Kay Westhues and Dan Zamudio.
During the “Low Fidelity” exhibit, Ron and Bill will also be giving away a few “Shakey” cameras – a Diana toy camera clone sold as a promotion for the Shakey’s Pizza chain – come in and add your name to get a chance to win one.
Bill Vaccaro is a fine art photographer who believes that sharpness in a photograph is a state of mind. His work can be seen at billvaccaro.com. He, too, calls the Windy City home.