When you take pictures of your family and friends, you usually want to be included in those pictures. But for folks who can’t seem to work the auto timer on their cameras and don’t trust a stranger to snap the pics, those precious moments are often missing the face of the photographer. Designer Ji Lin has come up with a weird but sort of brilliant way to make sure the photographer’s mug is always included.
The Not One Less camera concept features a backward-facing camera in addition to the standard forward-facing lens. This allows the photographer to pose at the same time as the other subjects are making their best duck faces, then the picture snapper’s face is sort of awkwardly inserted into the corner of the photo. The concept is a little silly, but we can imagine it being a fun way to capture reactions to scenery, landmarks, and events – something that now requires the uncomfortable act of holding the camera at arm’s length and trying to take a picture of yourself and the background.