The Anatomy of a Camera


Curious as to what is exactly inside your camera? As in every little nut and bolt inside? Well, artist Todd McLellan shows you just what’s under the hood!

Whenever one of our old analogue cameras get broken or develop some kinks, we try our best to fix and repair it. Most of the time, we’re able to get them back to good working condition but occasionally, they lose their life and is relegated to being a fancy paperweight. Artist Todd McLellan though, went the distance and dissected old cameras and other vintage items and created some breathtaking works of art, exposing every minute detail in each piece. Beautiful aren’t they?

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written by cruzron on 2011-03-15 #news #art #camera #news #disassembly


  1. nural
    nural ·

    I never thought there were so many pieces to a camera!

  2. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Amazing work of art!

  3. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·


  4. otherearthly
    otherearthly ·

    holy amazing goodness...

  5. lomogregory
    lomogregory ·

    I bet a holga would have dramatically fewer parts.

  6. daforl
    daforl ·

    yay. my tip arrived in the news. happy to see this and i like it still :D

  7. lomodesbro
    lomodesbro ·

    could you work a miracle on my trusty spotmatic?

  8. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·


  9. edmund_li
    edmund_li ·

    AWESOME x 2!!!

  10. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    If I ever saw my camera in that many pieces I'd be crying!

  11. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    wow! that's incredible. It would be nice to farme all the parts (like they are showed in the first image), sticking every part to the background of the frame and hang it in the wall.....

  12. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    Awesome... posted it some times agon on If only I made an article:D

  13. thedude
    thedude ·


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