Chin-Wei Liao’s ‘DUO’ consists of a pair of detachable devices with synchronized triggers that snap pics simultaneously.
Chin-Wei Liao is a designer currently studying for an MA/MSc Dual Degree in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art in London. Liao has designed a camera that enables the photographer to be seen when they’re capturing pictures.
‘DUO’ aims to provide an engaging and inclusive photo-taking experience. It consists of detachable cameras which allow two people to take different pictures at the same time.
It lets a photographer simultaneously be the subject of an image, meaning they don’t have to be excluded, and enabling people to have fun documenting and being documented. The separable camera has synchronized triggers, so every picture taken has a corresponding one.
It’s design was inspired by the fact that some people feel uncomfortable being photographed or don’t like seeing images of themselves. The project explores the meaningful impact of self-image and ways of encouraging people to enjoy taking photos. You can check out ‘DUO’ in the video below: