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Incredible Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Posted By Moe Beitiks On September 13, 2010 @ 6:37 pm In Art,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments

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Artist Kiel Johnson [1] has used common cardboard [2] to meticulously re-create an incredible collection of old-school cameras — from the Instamatic to the Polaroid to the Hi-8. Johnson’s obsession with paper [3] is infectious — it’s obvious in the way he constructs every button and lens notch. Read on to learn more about Johnson’s incredible analog tribute to great cameras of the past!

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That Johnson’s father was a printer speaks something of his obsession with paper. This tie is especially evident in his much-publicized show Publish or Perish [5] at the Moore Gallery [5] a few years back. The exhibition featured a paper-made printing press in addition to a hand-made and fully operational cardboard [6] camera! Other carefully crafted tributes included cassette tapes, boom boxes, and luggage. We love to showcase that sort [7] of craftiness [8] here at Inhabitat.

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[1] Kiel Johnson: http://www.kieljohnson.com

[2] cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/03/ingenious-cardboard-packaging-folds-to-fit-any-shape/

[3] paper: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/06/19/artist-don-lucho-creates-a-familiar-world-out-of-recycled-cardboard/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/13/cardboard-cameras/cardboard-camera-8/

[5] Publish or Perish: http://kieljohnson.com/kieljohnson.com/SHOWS.html

[6] cardboard: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/12/cardboard-moving-boxes-transform-into-sturdy-eco-furniture/

[7] love to showcase that sort: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/07/shigeru-bans-cardboard-bridge/

[8] craftiness: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/02/modern-furniture-made-from-recyclable-cardboard/

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