There's nothing more rewarding to all artisans than being resourceful and creative. Anyone can have the talent to take great photographs; few go beyond the four frames the image. It's why we're amazed with Swedish photographer Mats Wernersson for his tenacity and passion for photography, not just with the art of taking pictures, but with the art of making the medium as well. He even has the right industrial equipment for doing so.
Here, he creates his own 90mm f/2.8 lens from scratch, which is based on a Petzval design (hence the swirly bokeh in photographs). All parts were homemade except the lens mount, aperture blades, and helicoid.
Watch the four-minute video magic here.
Preview image was taken from the video.