Last Updated on 09/07/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
All images by Eren Dedeleroğlu. Used with Creative Commons permission.
Anyone who has ever been into photography for quite some time knows this full well: other people tend to attach certain stereotypes to them, and it largely depends on the cameras they use.
For example, some people are wont to describe film photographers as “hipsters” who love artisanal everything, coffee, and vinyl records. Others would believe DSLR-toting photographers are either actual pros who know their stuff really well or shutterbugs who think they’re the “real deal” just because they have an expensive, fancy camera in their hands.
And you have to admit that we’re all guilty of doing this at least once!
Istanbul, Turkey-based illustrator Eren Dedeleroğlu playfully pokes at these stereotypes and then some with Camera Lives. In this illustrated series, Eren re-imagines five of the most recognizable camera models as portraits of people following each of their stereotypes. He literally placed the cameras where the human head should be and dressed each one in clothes that fit their respective attributes.
So from the looks of it, Ernemann Ermanox is a dapper gentleman in a suit, Diana F+ is the hip, scarf-wearing gal, Rolleiflex is a preppy guy, Polaroid seems to be your average kid, and DSLR is a guy who’s always wandering and on the go.
Of course, these renditions are all just the illustrator’s personal take. But I think his depictions of the Ernemann Ermanox, Diana F+, and Rolleiflex are pretty spot on!
Which of these cameras do you think you can relate to the most? If you’re going to make your own renditions, which cameras would you feature and what attributes would you give them?
Don’t forget to visit Eren Dedeleroğlu’s Behance portfolio to see more of his work.