Thursday, September 30, 2010

What I Do at Work

I work in a photo lab at a department store, and it's never very busy so I usually end up with a lot of free time. When I'm not staring off into space or pretending to be doing something productive, I usually try to make shit with whatever I can find. Recently I've been been making a lot of things out of people's pictures.

I don't steal pictures and cut them up or anything like that. We have a "prints-in-seconds" kiosk at my store, which prints outs the pictures right at the machine so people don't have to wait. The paper that the pictures are printed on comes in big rolls, so after the image is transferred to the paper the machine cuts it into a 4x6. When the a picture gets cut from the roll, it cuts a strip off that falls down into a bin inside the kiosk. Each strip is composed of the top of one picture, the bottom of the next picture and a white space in between, and these are what I've been using.

I Turn These:
Also lots of tape

Into These:


18 comments:

  1. Haha that's awesome you should make a tutorial or something on how to make them would be really cool :D

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  2. those are cool, if i wasnt broke id buy one

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  3. Holy crap that's amazing. I wish I could do something like that. can you make a tutorial?

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  4. I like the way you designed your blog :)

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  5. wow man that's impressive ^^

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  6. thats awesome skillz =D

    I'm an avid reader of yours so I'd appreciate it if you headed over to my blog and voted in my poll and stuff =)

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  7. Thats quite the intellectually stimulating line of work you've got yourself in there.

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  8. Wow that's amazing, I mean you turned something that would end up in the trash and made something unique. Maybe you could post a tutorial about it soon. Good job.

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  9. very interesting, cant wait for more :D

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  10. Wow.

    You should try offering custom ones out of full-on pictures that people bring in. I don't know how that would work, but you are on the cusp of something here. $$!

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  11. Should ask your boss if they can sell them in the store! Really cute, handmade gifts.

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  12. +1 for a tutorial lol. This is awesome

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  13. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  14. Wow!!! I wish I had a skill like that! Def agree that you should put up how you made these!

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