A fully functional paper pinhole camera from Communist Czechoslovakia is revisited by an English student.
If you know your history, you would be able to tell that the camera is from the distant past. Since 1993, Czechoslovakia has been no more. The ex-sovereign state was peacully split into two independent countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Dirkon, a paper camera kit, was distrubuted through a magazine during a time when publications were controlled by the state. This is why the camera makes a certain generation of Czechs wax poetic. And thanks to a Central Saint Martins student, they’re in for a nostalgic trip.
Although Matthew Nicholson did not follow the kit’s instructions to the last detail – he actually ended up with a Leica M3 version, he expressedly took inspiration from it. Take a look:
This World Pinhole Photography Day is your chance to shift from the usual 35mm pinhole cameras to the unconventional medium format, stereoscopic or instant do-it-yourself' pinhole cameras. You can even turn the LomoKino into a pinhole video camera. Challenge yourself and take a pick from this list of Tipsters.
Turning a simple thing as paper into a magical universe - this is what Kelli Anderson is doing in her daily life as a designer. One of her latest projects, This Book is a Camera, is a beautifully designed book that unexpectedly turns into a pinhole camera when opening it.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
James Dunn, who is suffering from a rare skin condition of having fragile skin and easily prone to blisters, can now use a camera without assistance through a camera rig created by award-winning designer from the UK Jude Pullen.
Capturing a story through the lens is an easily mastered feat for the photographer. Anyone can tell a story, but not everyone can make up their own. English artist and illustrator Katie Eleanor writes her own stories of fantasy and color with her camera.
12 New Media students from the University of Texas, all armed with Lomography cameras, travelled to New York City for an advanced studio art course in May 2016. They each shot one roll of film in a LomoKino per day, and the results were exciting and diverse. Read more here.
Ondu's creator Elvis Halilović is happily joining our Ten and One Awards jury team. From an industrial designer and carpenter background, Elvis devoted his skills and experience in a project of beautifully handcrafted pinhole cameras that led to two successful Kickstarter campaigns.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares her images from an Outward Bound rock-climbing and backpacking trip in 1994.
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A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares her thoughts and images from an unlikely ghost town in Southwestern Illinois.
Memory is a funny thing: it is what is left out of an experience, and yet unreliable to be accurate. Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka has found a way to manipulate memories by fragmenting them from vintage images and assembling them into new ones.