Have you ever wanted to be invisible? That's the question Thomas Hurst, creator of COVR Photo, is asking. COVR Photo is an iPhone case with a sliding prism that, when slid into position, allows the photographer to take photos without being obvious.
Hurst has worked as a photographer for 20 years, winning three World Press Photo Awards and shooting for The New York Times, The Boston Globe and others (his work is absolutely outstanding by the way). It's this experience that helped him to envision a camera that, in today's world, would be mostly ignored. It's a photojournalist's dream.
Let's be honest, people change when they are aware of a camera. Which makes this such a clever idea. I have to admit I'm intrigued at the prospect of being able to stealthily capture photos. I would love to see this in practice. Unfortunately, I do worry that it some people could fail to see the potential of this and immediately dismiss it on account of their own prurient interests.
What do you think? Do you like the idea? How do you feel about the execution?
Or do you think this will do more harm then good?
Check out the Kickstarter for COVR Photo.