Lisa Toboz


The future of photography was to flash back. Three friends since high school photography class sat in Bellevue Diner, mourning the death of Kodachrome over plates of corned beef hash. Film labs were becoming more difficult to track down with smart phone apps taking their places; Hipstamatic and Instagram flooded the Internet. They talked about their childhood memories being cast in orange hues, like photos that they found in faded albums of their parents’ attics. Think of Sunday afternoons spent listening to tinny A.M. radio hits, the smell of fresh-cut grass drifting through an open kitchen window and this is Out of Focus – the balance of analog in a digital age, the audio equivalent to a Polaroid frame.