Lego My Lomo!

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A small gallery of photos shot by my very own, homemade, Lego, pinhole camera.

This camera was part of my final photography project during senior year of high school. I built it out of a random variety of Legos. Using black electrical tape, I lined the inside to avoid any light leaks. In the front of the camera I taped a small square of foil down with a pinhole poke out to serve as the lens. In the darkroom, I’d just pop off the top and slip in a piece of black and white photo paper. After that, I began a long series of trial and error.

The result were surprising and exciting! As you can see, even my professor (John Costello) had to try it out. I donated the camera and an album to the Broomfield High School photography program after graduation. A few years later I revisited the school and saw that new photography students had added their own shots to the album.

written by j_robert on 2010-01-20 in #news #lego-camera #broomfield-high-school #pinhole #legos #pinhole-camera #black-and-white #pinhole-masters-and-magic

19 Comments

  1. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Awesome!

  2. hansie14
    hansie14 ·

    This is great! Love it!

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    veeeeeeeeeeeeeery cool... review of the week!

  4. disdis
    disdis ·

    I always wanted to build my own Lego-Lomo camera... but I need some time for that.... REALLY WELL DONE! You did a big one. My objective is to make one with film.

  5. disdis
    disdis ·

    I always wanted to build my own Lego-Lomo camera... but I need some time for that.... REALLY WELL DONE! You did a big one. My objective is to make one with film.

  6. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    I love this! Wanted to do this myself but wasn't sure what was the best way to get round the light leaks. Have to do this one night with the kids' duplo!

  7. minty
    minty ·

    i really want to do this too! brilliant.

  8. torium
    torium ·

    great work!

  9. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    that's great!!

  10. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hooo I always was a LEGO-fan, then became a LOMO-fan... Now I'm a j_robert-fan !

  11. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    wow nice build haha! LEGO is my fav!!!!

  12. fancholland2
    fancholland2 ·

    Freaky idea!

  13. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    so cool!! :)

  14. gaafgaaf
    gaafgaaf ·

    woooooooow!!!! its great...

  15. annegreat
    annegreat ·

    That's so great! I love the light leaks.

  16. paramir
    paramir ·

    great idea! combining these two pleasures - what can go wrong?? like your professor wrote - Great Job!

  17. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Really cool - and so many design / color options for the cam..... !!!

  18. nural
    nural ·

    wow creative, the photos look so good!!

  19. ecchymoses
    ecchymoses ·

    so brilliant ! <3 !

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