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Koci sees life through Google Glass

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@koci_glass's first Instagram photo is a selfie. "So far I'm stunned at the quality," remarked Richard Koci Hernandez on Google Glass' 5-megapixel camera.

What happens when you give a skilled photographer Google Glass? Richard Koci Hernandez (also know as @koci) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based photojournalist whose iPhone street photography has earned him more than 167,000 followers on Instagram. Having aquired Google Glass last week, Hernandez launched a new Instagram account just to share his Google Glass photos.

Hernandez's use of Google Glass' 5-megapixel wearable camera is exciting. While the device has found its way into the hands of celebrities and politicians alike, it is great to see a professional photojournalist and experienced mobile photographer using the technology.

Follow Richard Koci Hernandez's Google Glass adventures on Instagram at @koci_glass.

Koci's Instagram caption for this shot reads: "First day on the streets with Google Glass. #throughglass blown away by the sharpness and clarity for only 5MP. The lens is a little too wide for my street style, but I understand why it's so wide. Not a single person noticed, that I could tell, that's probably because we don't look each other in the eyes normally."
Hernandez's street photography style tends to single out silhouettes in busy city scenes. So far, his photos taken with Google Glass reflect this same theme.
 In a comment on this image, Koci revealed that he prefers to take Google Glass images by touching the camera button on the device instead of using voice activation.

Comments

Total comments: 23
Petrogel
By Petrogel (Jun 26, 2013)

Guardian says it all :
"Even in San Francisco, a dude wearing Google Glass looks like a dick," a friend observed on Facebook last weekend.
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jun/26/wearable-tech-intel-data -

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OneGuy
By OneGuy (Jun 26, 2013)

It's okay .. just barely.

While I was being solicited on the street of Boston today, a solicitor's companion was taking a picture of me. Well, she wanted me to see her taking a pic. Except that I do not want to be celebrated on Instagram and would not pause to check the offer.

But they can always try to get good looking gals taking the pics and make it worth my while to start a conversation.

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (Jun 26, 2013)

About a million years ago, Popular Photography invited their readers to submit ideas for the camera of the future. One person sent in a drawing of a pair of glasses with a fold-down camera over one of the eyeglass lenses. It wasn't as sinister looking as Google Glasses but pretty much the same concept.

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mulholland4
By mulholland4 (Jun 26, 2013)

Now while I don't like the implications of where Google Glass and similar wearable media will take society, it is an interesting device from a photographic stance.

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Summi Luchs
By Summi Luchs (Jun 26, 2013)

Wow - I'm surprised. I always thougt Google glass shooters take only photos when Google tells them to do so.

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Jack Simpson
By Jack Simpson (Jun 26, 2013)

Maybe, if he can write, he can get a job at the Chicago Sun-Times

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Jun 26, 2013)

You know, someday someone will come here and state that this is the future of photography and anyone who thinks otherwise is a narrow-minded silly old fart. Oh well...

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (Jun 26, 2013)

Man, are you one jump ahead!

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Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Jun 26, 2013)

At some point, I think street photography went from creepy to stupid.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Jun 26, 2013)

Yes. What we need is more juxtapositions with people passing by billboards.

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Christian Wagner
By Christian Wagner (Jun 26, 2013)

As opposed to self portrait avatars of a camera in front of your face? We don't see enough of those either.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Jun 26, 2013)

Yeah right, Christian Wagner. We don't see too many default avatars either... on the other hand, we see a lot of moronic replies like yours.

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meanwhile
By meanwhile (Jul 1, 2013)

Wow, you turned into a singularly rude piece of work pretty quick Manuel, you must of been practising for years.

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madeinlisboa
By madeinlisboa (Jun 26, 2013)

Sharp???? Even my first digital was sharper.

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rb59020
By rb59020 (Jun 26, 2013)

Punch me, I'm a geek!

2 upvotes
Lea5
By Lea5 (Jun 26, 2013)

If someone would enter my room with it, I would kick it from his face and smash it on the ground (many of my friends would do the same) I hope they ban this spy-glass in the EU. Enough spying through he NSA and British Intelligence, no other stuff like that needed.

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wayoutwest
By wayoutwest (Jun 26, 2013)

So it doesn't matter if its a photographer and not a spy? I can't think why any spy would use this when there's already much less obvious spy cams available. At least the person wearing these would have good evidence of your GBH. I get annoyed at some of the reactions I get using my camera in public, even when I'm not photographing people. Don't think everyone wearing these is out to get you.

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Spunjji
By Spunjji (Jun 26, 2013)

I hope you'd at least have the decency to ask them to take it off first. Or are you merely looking for an excuse?

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holger feroudj
By holger feroudj (Jun 26, 2013)

I agree with you, in a less radical way... It's a very uncomfortable thought to have somebody standing opposite you, and you don't know whether they're taking sneaky pictures, videos or whatnot.
There's enough pervs around taking sneaky pics - glass will make it so much easier for them.

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3DSimmon
By 3DSimmon (Jun 26, 2013)

What would you be smoking in your room to warrant such a paranoid act of violence

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Dames01
By Dames01 (Jun 26, 2013)

Voice activation will never take off as a means of activating devices, in my opinion.

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Jun 25, 2013)

Hope GG can feature a shutter triggering device just by wriggling your nose or lips just like "Bewitched".

.

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Flying Snail
By Flying Snail (Jun 25, 2013)

It kind of does already: http://connect.dpreview.com/post/9234240526/google-glass-wink-photo

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