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Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 12:00 am
Space, 1999

Ten years is a long time in digital camera design, so when Hisae decided to refurbish her old Nikon Coolpix 950 it felt more like time-traveling back to 1969 than 1999 -- especially with the optional fisheye lens adaptor screwed into place.

A camera that, ten years ago, seemed light and expensive now seems heavy and cheap, and its 2 megapixel sensor doesn't seem anything like as spacious now as it did back then. But there's no denying the quality and quirk of the images you can get with this Nikon, once you've slipped in four AA batteries (they'll last about 30 minutes before they need replacing), screwed the lens adaptor into its mount, and twisted the rugged swivel-body into action.

Here's a fisheye documentation of our living space via the kind of lens usually reserved for Apollo capsules and Stanley Kubrick (or, for a more 1999-era reference, Chris Doyle) films.


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pay_option07
pay_option07
Mon, Jul. 27th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
denying the quality and quirk

Comfy, cozy without the balcony towards the Mediterranean.

It does have a documentary feel. Try your favorite food places and chefs too. A trendy street Mag from Nippon might pick it up. Though you might both have to start wearing Geta(s) soon.


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(Anonymous)
Mon, Jul. 27th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)

Voila! The living space of Momus!

Very interesting. Hisae looks a bit cramped... Where is it that you're looking up through? And also, for some reason I'm straining my eyes to decipher the time on the clock in the first picture.

- Mazie.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Mon, Jul. 27th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)

The digital clock in the first picture shows 19:16.

The photograph where it looks as if I'm looking up is actually just me sticking the camera inside a record box containing a lamp and some metallic jackets from catalogues for Die Gestalten Verlag books.


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almostalready
almostalready
Mon, Jul. 27th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)

love those images


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count_vronsky
count_vronsky
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)

great shot!

Whimsy frog, meet dandy lion.


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its_his_factory
its_his_factory
krylon
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)

The horror! The purple fringing!

Actually I'm actually now curious about the capabilities of the camera without the fisheye adapter. Fringing aside, the images above are not great, but images taken with adapter lenses rarely are.

I used a Sony Mavica for my job around 2001, a camera whose sole "feature" was using 3.5 floppies as storage. It was treated like a golden idol by myself and my coworkers. I don't recall using a floppy disk for anything since.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)

nice bohemian flat. only worrying thing is the lack of musical instruments and recording gear. have you stopped home recording ??something i remember you enthusing about circa oscar. indeed you wrote three essays about your love of recording and writing songs.
i know you did the joemus thing last year but please dont let all this talk of architecture and cultural memes (not to mention writing books) obfuscate your true calling....to be the best bloody song smith since Macca.!
please.....pretty please.


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eclectiktronik
eclectiktronik
eclectiktronik
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)

"only worrying thing is the lack of musical instruments and recording gear. have you stopped home recording ..."

what about the good ol' tesla reel to reel behind him?


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
a plea in stereo

nice bohemian flat. only worrying thing is the lack of musical instruments and recording gear. have you stopped home recording ??something i remember you enthusing about circa oscar. indeed you wrote three essays about your love of recording and writing songs.
i know you did the joemus thing last year but please dont let all this talk of architecture and cultural memes (not to mention writing books) obfuscate your true calling....to be the best bloody song smith since Macca.!
please.....pretty please.


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milky_eyes
milky_eyes
milky_eyes
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
la exotic normal

both very other worldly and very mundane.

Love the photo of your gf.
strangely cramped (other post used same word...), and w the cat? how picture purrrfect.

whats neko chans name?


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Re: la exotic normal

That's not a cat but their first-born child. You all seem to assume that he reveals all for our perusal... as if he needed that much instigation for self-emponderment. Nick's a good daddy keeping Sararang out of the limelight.





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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)

I think it's funny, from Brooklyn to Berlin all "creative type" apartments look pretty much the same. Living in Prenzlauer berg or North Broklyn would probably drive you batty.


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fishwithissues
fishwithissues
jordan fish
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)

kool colors. i have the same two Ikea benjamins in my studio (i found them outside the mckibbin lofts) and do the same thing you do with them (coffee safely away from computer desk).


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)

Nice. Looks like an average student flat.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)

I was expecting Momus Towers to look a little less conventional.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)

I get more inspiration from our friend Jan Lindenberg's flat round the corner than my own, and expose it more on my Flickr page etc. In fact, Hisae and I have just documented Jan's place for the next edition of Apartamento magazine. There's no way I would document my own place for Apartamento.

Actually, what I like best about this place is the block it's on. I really love the atmosphere of the street just outside. The apartment itself is rather dark, rather cluttered, without much inherent charm. It's adequate, functional, neither too hot nor too cold. Good location near the market and close to friends, interesting area.


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petit_paradis
petit_paradis
erik
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)

hisae in wonderland


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qscrisp
qscrisp
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
Masataka Nakano

Nice flat. For some reason made me think of Masataka Nakano.

I suppose you've seen this:

http://www.artunlimited.co.jp/nakano/madokei.html

http://www.artunlimited.co.jp/nakano/bio_e.html#


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
Re: Masataka Nakano

Interesting. Our window is whatever the projector throws onto the wall.


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emptyinbetwee_n
emptyinbetwee_n
emptyinbetwee_n
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)

Loving the fish eye photo's & your flat's lovely.

It's nice to see somebody else from scotland who's moved away successfully....something i dream of doing one day!


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Jul. 28th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)

There's nothing more Scottish than moving away from Scotland! But no matter where we end up, we carry a portable Scotland with us. A sort of iScotland or GoogleScotland.


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