Created by Dries Depoorter in collaboration with Max Pinckers, Trophy Camera is a photo camera that can only make award winning pictures. Just take your photo and check if the camera sees your picture as award winning.
This A.I. powered camera has been trained by all previous winning World Press Photo’s of the year. Based on the identification of labeled patterns, the camera is programmed to recognise, make and save only winning photos, which are automatically uploaded to the dedicated website: trophy.camera
Software used includes Raspbian Jessie, Python, Tensorflow, Clarifai api, Google Vision api, Microsoft emotion api. Hardware includes RaspberryPi Zero W, Full HD Camera Module for RaspberryPi, 5000mAh powerbank, Monochrome 128×32 SPI OLED graphic display and plastic casing, 115 x 85 x 191 mm.
The project was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Braakland, FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium, April 2017. With the support of KASK / School of Arts and the Arts Research Fund of University College Ghent, Belgium.