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New York Shots

Katie O'Beirne has an idea so simple it's downright brilliant. She leaves a disposable camera in the park, tied to a park bench with a twine, and then waits to see what develops.

She posts the wonderful photos taken by random strangers on her tumblr blog New York Shots - via Kickstarter blog (with video interview of Katie)

Nothing could possibly go wrong with letting complete strangers unaccountably take pictures of themselves with your camera.

Or maybe I'm being too pessimistic.
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I remember seeing the strangerphotos quite some time ago and thinking it was a fun and cute project. I find it unfortunate this girl has made a money making kickstarter project out of it without even attributing the original idea. :(
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Thanks, Belled27. That's my website that you linked. I did the experiment in Atlanta, Tokyo, and Belize. After I published the results online, Neatorama covered yet another NYer's experiment two years ago:
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