Trophy Camera v0.9 (2017)
in collaboration with Dries Depoorter
The first prototype of an A.I. powered camera
that only makes award winning pictures.
This A.I. powered camera, without a viewfinder or a screen, has been trained by all previous winning World Press Photo’s of the Year, from 1955 to the present. Based on the identification of labeled patterns, the camera is programmed to recognise, make and save only winning photos, which are automatically uploaded to the dedicated website: trophy.camera
Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Braakland, FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium, April 2017. Max Pinckers is affiliated as a researcher to KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent. Trophy Camera is part of his research project that was financed by the Arts Research Fund of University College Ghent, Belgium. Permanent Collection, Fotomuseum FOMU, Antwerp.
Reference texts & reviews:
Brad Feuerhelm, American Suburb X, online, 2017
Katherine Oktober Matthews, GUP Magazine, The Netherlands, August 2017
Diana Budds, Co.Design, online, May 2017