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Let Your Cameras Shine!

Too bad, your vintage cameras are only collecting dust in your drawers. Well, we've got a Tipster for you, how to let your cameras shine brighter then ever.

The Italian designer Tommaso Guerra is well known for transforming any kind of object to household items. When getting his hands onto a vintage camera, he couldn’t resist, he just had to transform it to a lamp:

Photo by Petapixel.com

Stacie Grissom just had to do the same with her vintage cameras. Some of her colored slides were quite useful, too.

Photo by Petapixel.com

How to make your own camera lamp:

Glue three cameras together. Put the glue onto the hot shoe of the lower camera.

While the glue dries, make sure the cameras align correctly. Affix them with tape to ensure this.

When the glue has dried, you can put the lamp shade on. Use glue for this.

Now you need some key rings for your lamp shade (10mm or bigger), pliers, puncher, developed and framed slides, and the metal construction of a usual lamp shade.

First you need to punch 4 holes in each slide. Make sure the holes align, so your lamp shade looks fine.

Affix the slides with the key rings and attach them on the metal construction of an old lamp shade.

And voila, your camera lamp is done!

Tutorial and images by starsforstreetlights.com.

written by lomelli and translated by wolkers

19 comments

  1. breakingmyself

    breakingmyself

    It would be good to make brackets to hold the cameras instead of using glue, in case you ever want to use them again lol. Still looks great though! :)

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  2. roxanneross

    roxanneross

    i want that lamp in my room!

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  3. jadecker1

    I love these BUT....I could never bring myself to destroy a camera =( I love my 35mm photography.
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  4. eremigi

    eremigi

    My vintage cameras are "only collecting dust in my drawers": what are you talking about??? They are all very much alive!
    I admit: these lamps are beautiful artefacts. But I would never sacrifice any of my babies sorry.

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  5. berndtotto

    berndtotto

    The ideas are nice but ... I have a much better idea: Using those cameras and taking beautiful piuctures with them !!!

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  6. abbsterocity

    abbsterocity

    That came out great! I have three extra kodak instamatics lying around. I think I'll survive if I glue them together and put them to better use

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  7. lawypop

    lawypop

    this is SUPER creative tipster!

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  8. jasminfish

    jasminfish

    beautiful!!!

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  9. retrocali

    retrocali

    AWESOMEEEEEEEEE

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  10. ayer

    ayer

    They look beautiful! Though I wouldn't glue the cameras either, they are of much more value and fun to actually use them. I might do the lamp just with the slides, it's a very cool idea!

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  11. foodeanz

    foodeanz

    Nice but I love my vintage cameras...

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  12. azotolina

    azotolina

    wow!!!

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  13. civcivli

    civcivli

    this is murder!

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  14. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Awesome!

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  15. stouf

    stouf

    Great !

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  16. chichou007

    chichou007

    I love it!

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  17. ester_s_ch

    ester_s_ch

    Me encanta lo de las diapo pero jamas podria matar amis pequeñas camaras asi...

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  18. adhi_karno

    adhi_karno

    I am not willing to have must destroy my treasures, but the lights look attractive :)

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  19. kitija

    kitija

    GREAT IDEA

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