The word “Körnung” literally translates as “Grit” from the German language. It sums up these images. The digital camera grain of a Harinezumi image is something I cannot replicate in Photoshop.
In late 2018 I bought a Harinezumi Guru camera for €40. I keep on losing the thing because it is so small. But, when I have it switched on and it has not eaten all of the battery, it is a lot of fun.
The Harinzumi (Japanese for ‘Hedgehog’) is the size and shape of a roll of 110 Film – it is something I can put down and then lose. It eats battery and the photos are only 2 Megapixels – they are shocking compared to other images I have taken on better, easier to use and more modern technology.
But there is the beauty.