Cardboard Cameras that Actually Work! (14 pics + video)

Did you ever have to make a pinhole camera for high school photography class? I did, and it looked nothing like these incredible cardboard recreations by Kiel Johnson.

Aside from the strap, Johnson's cameras are made strictly from cardboard, hot glue, and tape. His collection includes a wide variety of cameras used in the last century, and include the “ancient” 8mm, point and shoot, Polaroid, and even the latest DSLRs.

Some of Johnson's cardboard creations, like the iconic twin lens (last one), actually function as a pinhole camera. The other sculptures are not operational, but still look really cool. Check out the video below to see how he creates them.

Kiel Johnson

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Tags: Actually, Cameras, Cardboard, Kiel Johnson, Work, design

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Comment by Varvara on November 23, 2012 at 1:33am

Absolutely amazing! Cardboard forever!)

Comment by Thomas Montblanc on February 27, 2011 at 4:08pm
Comment by São on January 11, 2011 at 3:59am
I could learn a lot with you
Comment by IanJ on September 14, 2010 at 2:30pm
I love cameras. Few devices so elegantly combine something so complicated and simple all at the same time. It's easy to forget all of the beautiful mechanical actions triggered but such a simple press of a button.
Comment by Visnja V on September 7, 2010 at 3:48pm
Retro is Back! :)

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