Archives for cameras

Nick Dvoracek : the Populist in action

Monday, May 25th, 2009

frogpond Originally uploaded by ndvoracek. Nick Dvoracek has been knocking them all the way out of the park and into the next town with the Populist, the little cardboard camera that can. (And this is another mighty example of his WPPD images.) Nick’s designed a 35mm version, a 120 version, even a stereoscopic one, all [...]

Francesco Capponi: birdhouses, pine nuts, and chess

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Ritratto ideale di Duchamp e Man Ray by Francesco Capponi Francesco Capponi makes glorious project-specific pinhole cameras, where the camera and the photos from them are part of the same work. How can you not love a pinhole birdhouse with the bird’s eye view, looking out through the round door, pinhole origami where the camera [...]

stereo pinhole camera kit

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 is selling a really nifty-looking Japanese stereo pinhole camera kit for $30. Shipping’s 6 bucks in the US, more outside.

Camp Obscura: Santa Fe

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Live near Santa Fe? Artist Jackie Mathey is hosting a week long pinhole camp for all ages from 12 years up. Starting on 9th June, participants with make and use 4×5″ pinhole cameras, learn cyanotype printing, make camera obscuras, work with film and paper development, and, by the sound of things, have a blast.

Andreas Trolf: oatmeal can pinhole camera

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

These are probably the best step-by-step oatmeal can pinhole camera instructions I’ve ever seen online. (But if you are jumpy about swearyness, it’s going to make you unhappy.) The whole Fecal Face site is worth a good poke around, because there’s masses of rocking art stuff in there.

Brian Wagner’s Mac pinhole

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

I’ve been a fan of Instructables since it started, with its incredible collection of step-by-step how tos. Fresh and shiny from pinhole, day, though, they’ve got a particularly cool pinhole project online. Brian Wagner took an old Mac, and turned that into a camera, breathing new life into old tech with some sweet results.

pinhole photography from the sky

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

AERIAL PHOTO PINHOLE Originally uploaded by Photoplane. Photoplane is taking pinhole photographs from the sky! With a pinhole camera, fast film, a small motor to control the shutter, and a radio-controlled plane, he’s taking pinholery to new heights. Take a look at the set of photos, including pictures of the planecam.

Wayne Belger: Yama

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

I’ve posted about Wayne Belger‘s astonishing pinhole cameras before, but his latest camera, Yama, is something else again. “The latest camera is named Yama. The Tibetan god of death. Very different from the Western view of death. In Tibetan Buddhism Yama will see all of life, Karma is the “judge” that keeps the balance. The [...]


Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Mary Donato’s Edition of One transforms a box that masquerades as a book into a working pinhole camera, complete with author photo, dust jacket, sliding shutter, and good results. Fake books, hidden cameras, and other combinations keep popping up in the pinhole world, each with their own interesting variations. Matt Callow converted a copy of [...]

call for entries: hand-crafted cameras

Friday, June 9th, 2006

f295 is working with the Society for Contemporary Craft to hold an exhibition of self-made/hand-crafted cameras (and their images) to be part of the 2007 f295 Lensless Imaging and Alternative Process Symposium. To enter send a picture of your self-made camera and one or two images made with that camera via email to: All [...]