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A DIY Camera Obscura on your head, anyone?

If you're looking for a quirky project to make this weekend, pinhole photographer Justin Quinnell has just the perfectly eye-catching one for you! You must be curious, so go ahead and read on!

Justin Quinnell, the modern-day pinhole wizard who shot a 6-month pinhole exposure, taught children about pinhole photography, and introduced a product that lets you turn your room into a camera obscura, recently came up with a quirky project that you can make, the final product being an enormous camera obscura you wear over your head.

Yep, you read that right, it’s a camera obscura that you wear on your head. It’s called I-Scura, and is quite a looker too! To make yourself one, you will need a laundry basket, a shower curtain, a flip-top trash can lid, and a three diopter lens (which you can get from reading glasses). A little bit of snipping, gluing, and painting, you will come up with this curious-looking contraption:

Putting the I-Scura on will turn your world upside-down, like this:

So, what do you think? Is this something you’d like to make? Share your thoughts with a comment below!

All information and photos for this article were sourced from Justin Quinnell’s Website and PetaPixel.

written by plasticpopsicle


  1. akula


    Love pinhole photography and the camera obscura

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  2. ihave2pillows


    interesting... so where do you put the photo paper?

    about 1 year ago · report as spam

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