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I baked a cupcake in my broken camera!!! - Tube Stories 29

20 Oct 2017

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My 5d Mark IV died on me half way on a trip to Bolivia and my warranty got voided because the service repair found fungus inside the camera. I decided to give this loss a creative twist and turned the camera into a cupcake mold (a mold for my mold... what a good joke). Lesson learned: never leave your electronic equipment in a humid place!

Fortunately, I had a second unit on that trip and Kim and I have been able to create the images we had in mind.

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**Update: the camera died in Bolivia, but the fungus came (probably) from bad storage 1 month before that trip. Also, I am 100% aware that I'm lucky that I had a second 5d4 with me on that trip, and that when it got declared junk, I went to buy a third one right away. I didn't want to put any sad feelings about this. The idea of making a cupcake made me feel like it would be a fun way to deal with this situation. Also, there is absolutely nothing against Canon in this idea. I've been working with them for over 10 years, and I currently own over 200 of their cameras and 300 lenses. What's important here is to remember to store electronics properly when not in use!  Have fun guys ::))

For those who wondered what the hell I was doing on episode 5 with the paint... well...  now you know :)

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About the Tube Stories
We're a dancer/photographer duo making our way using a tube, a feather, and a flashlight. Everything we do is lit by hand, one frame at a time. Light-painting for us is a lifestyle, and this is what we share with our audience. The purpose of the Tube Stories is to bring a brighter and more colorful night to whoever is going to cross our path. Our work has been presented on the BBC, CNN, MTV, VICE, TEDx and much more.

About Eric Paré (Instagram: @ericparephoto)
Eric Paré is an artist-entrepreneur. When he's not on the road creating the Tube Stories, he can be found with his team at his studios in Montréal where he is working on multi-camera concepts and new technologies. He has recently been doing high ends projects for Intel, HP, Facebook, Microsoft and Adobe. 

About Kim Henry (Instagram:
Kim Henry is a professional contemporary dancer that has a fascination for movement and human being. Versatile and curious, she seeks for projects that push her beyond her limits. As a freelance artist, she took part in more than 45 dance and physical theater projects since 2011. From a stage in a full-house theater to an empty desert, dancing is the language she likes the most.

Kim Henry & Eric Paré 2017



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