"Camera Restricta" Only Allows Unique Photos
on 16 September 2015
Each day, millions of photographs are taken of the same landmarks, from the same angles. To combat this, German designer Phillipp Schmitt has rigged a camera to deny picture-taking when it’s in an over-photographed area. The device, called “Camera Restricta,” works by parsing through geo-tagged photos and unlocking its shutter when the count is low enough. Schmitt hopes to encourage photographers to capture unique perspectives the world instead of contributing to an already over-saturated database of cliché images. The camera’s software is currently open-sourced and is available on his website.