Since it’s World Book Day, we thought we’d share with you these unusual cameras by artists Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. From a pile of photography books to turtle shells, to entire rooms and even a person’s belly, the pair have turned many unorthodox items into functioning cameras!
Berlin-based artists Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs wanted to publish something quickly. After looking over all the cameras lying around their studio, they thought “the expression of the camera body can be a starting point for an exploration,” thusly coming up with their book, As Long As It Photographs, It Must Be A Camera.
“We’re having good fun. We’re curious, trying to experiment with different things. Often ideas or photographs seem funny at first sight, but if you think about them for a while they might also reveal a darker side. Humor often has a bitter taste hidden somewhere. This is where it gets interesting,” says Krebs.
The book recently scooped the most number of nominations for the 2012 International Photobook Award but is currently out of stock. "Some of the photos were things we’d done before—the Polaroids of the “camera man,” the mannequin, we’d done 7 years before and carried them around with us like mascots for something to come.