27 Frames

Kenny Hurtado

We sent 27 single use cameras out to some of our favorite photographers, they shot stuff with it, then mailed it back to us. We developed the film and are sharing the results with you (and the photographers) now. In this instant, digital age, we want to pay homage to a snapshot photo process we grew up with ourselves — waiting for the film to develop and being surprised by the results. These 27 Frames belong Kenny Hurtado.

Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself.

 33 years old. Photographer. Currently living on a 27ft Catalina sailboat in the Port of Los Angeles.

How did you first get into photography?

I bought a camera after I graduated high school in 2001, mostly to document the surf when it was good. From there I photographed surf travel for a few years then moved to SF to study photography.

Film or digital?

For work I use digital, for personal work I use film – mostly medium format film.

When was the last time you used a single use (disposable) camera?

In high school back in 2000.

What did you decide to shoot with your camera for this project?

Most the photos were made in Northern California on a personal project shoot and a few snaps around Los Angeles.

Did you have any interesting experiences along the way?

I drove to Joshua Tree to shoot with the disposable and forgot to bring it.

What was the biggest challenge (if any) you had with the project?

Remembering to only take 1 photo and not blast away.

What was your favorite image from the roll?

An image I took in Humboldt California of winter shrubs.

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Special thanks to Dexter’s Camera in Ventura for developing all of the film for the 27 Frames project. If you are a photographer who loves film and have never visited their shop, go there now, they’re the best.

Matt Titone

A goofy-footed graphic designer who hails from the first state, Delaware. After attending Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL then graduating from SCAD in Savannah, GA with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration, Matt moved to NYC and found work as a freelance designer and art director. In 2006 he moved west to Venice, CA where he co-founded ITAL/C Studio and now resides a bit further north in Oxnard.

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