Trashing Your Camera to Deter Potential Thieves

By: Alex Covert - Published: May 25, 2009 • References: blog.jimmieprodgers & lifehacker
We try so hard to prevent our shiny new possessions from getting scratched, scuffed, or dented - our cars, iPhones, laptops, etc. Heck, my brother just returned a clothes washing machine that was delivered to his home because it had a small ding in it. So, I think it would come as a shock to most people to deliberately uglify something they just paid a few hundred dollars for.

In order to deter would-be-thieves, international photographer Jimmie Rodgers intentionally made his camera look like… well, crap. He taped it up and scribbled on it - giving it an antique, non-digital look. Read more about Jimmie’s circumstances on his blog. Stats for Deliberate Uglification Trending: Older & Chilly
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