Lomography's very own Simon Vidal rolled up his sleeves and gamely faced an analogue challenge - to build the Konstruktor camera and take photos with it. He took some notes on his experience and shared a few snapshots as well - come have a look!
Full name: Simon Vidal
Tell us something about yourself.
I am working at Lomography in Vienna. I have a strong interest in creativity and passionate about analogue photography and electronic music.
How did you find your Konstruktor experience?
I am not the typical handyman but found it really cool to build it myself. I faced hard times with the construction process but I was so pleasantly surprised by the pictures that came out!
What do you like best about the Konstruktor?
I think you have a special feeling about a camera you built yourself. It is both challenging and very rewarding!
Share a funny or strange story while using/building the Konstruktor the camera.
I would say the awkward moment when we started and tried to sort the screws!
Any tips for the future Konstruktor user?
This camera is really great for portraits. Use the small magnifying glass to focus properly. Be well-organized and never despair!
The Konstruktor is the world’s first Do-It-Yourself 35mm SLR camera. With it, you can easily build your very own camera from scratch. It’s the perfect tool for having fun whilst learning the exciting mechanics behind how analogue photography works. Get yours from the Online Shop or Lomography Gallery Stores Worldwide. Find out more about the camera on the Konstruktor Site.