Mini Lomo Pinhole


The evolution of a keyring.

When I received the Lomo fisheye keyring, the first thing I did was to accidentally break off the lens. So, while glue-ing it back, I noticed the keyring body was empty. Since then, every time I was to use my keys, I used to view, look and, sometimes, stare at the little Lomo, thinking that it was a waste of space to leave the keyring empty… Next step was to let the object to evolve into a pinhole camera.

I had to break the keyring open and divide it into its single parts. After extracting the lens I had to fit in a very little pinhole (0.2mm) and line the camera with a black pasteboard ring, to avoid light to slip in.

Working in the dark room I carved small pieces of photographic paper, taped them into keyring’s whole body and closed my new pinhole camera. After that, still secluded in the dark room, I rapidly flashed on my face, while pointing at me with the camera.

When I felt that the process was over, I developed the photographic paper until little images appeared on the negative. With a scanner I enlarged and turned to positive the images.

From now on, I can proudly say I have the littlest working Lomo pinhole camera of everything!

The next step is to find LC-A, Diana and Lubitel keyrings. Coming soon!

written by francescco on 2010-12-09 #gear #tutorials #pinhole #b-w #mini #tipster #lomo #camera-modification #keyring #francesco-capponi #micro-homemade


  1. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    that's sooo amazing!! brilliant :D

  2. kerpella
    kerpella ·

    WHOAAAA! Awesome!!

  3. naqi
    naqi ·

    wow..very creative!

  4. leendabob
    leendabob ·

    hehe, you veli cool

  5. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    OMG This r0xX0rs!!

  6. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    you are my hero! :)

  7. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·


  8. kamiraze
    kamiraze ·

    Spy cam!

  9. beni
    beni ·


  10. pietrone
    pietrone ·

    you're a wizard!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·

    Incredible, WOW.

  12. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    This is the silliest thing I have ever seen but at the same time pretty awesome that you actually did that. You know, it may be a world record for the smallest film pinhole camera in the world. You should look into that!

  13. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    P.S. - It totally reminds me of the phone from zoolander:

  14. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ho finally this is posted ! Congrats it's brilliant !

  15. homer
    homer ·

    That's amazing, I've just been celebrating making pinhole cameras out of old business cards but now I see this I'm looking at my Diana keyring in a new light

  16. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    So impressive! Anything is possible with Lomography!

  17. sage495
    sage495 ·

    Holy Christ! This is insaaaaane! Photographic genius right there...

  18. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    i've seen this on flickr...your flickr maybe? ;P awesome job done here :)

  19. metzgor
    metzgor ·

    crazy dude!

  20. ratonchuelo
    ratonchuelo ·

    good job!!!!

  21. chaoticsense
    chaoticsense ·


  22. dont_think
    dont_think ·

    could that be the world's smallest pinhole camera?

  23. chocomento
    chocomento ·

    I think the smallest pinhole camera was made out of a pine nut. But this is still really cool :D

  24. pussylove
    pussylove ·


  25. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·


  26. somapic
    somapic ·

    i´m super stoked! great!

  27. francescco
    francescco ·

    thank you all!

    @chocomento, I made the camera in a pine nut too! :)
    see on

  28. chocomento
    chocomento ·

    @francescco ah, no way! awesome! it's one of my favourites. :D

  29. mojo_lomo
    mojo_lomo ·


  30. federiico
    federiico ·

    You are a genius!!

  31. moonormoon
    moonormoon ·

    fresh idea.respect

  32. iamtheju
    iamtheju ·

    I have no words to describe how cool this is!

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