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Paper Pinhole Camera Looks Just Like a Leica
Posted By Lori Zimmer On June 16, 2011 @ 11:40 pm In DIY,green gadgets,Sustainable Materials | No Comments
The film camera is becoming more and more of a retro novelty as digital cameras  quickly snap up the masses. To pay homage to the well-loved Leica camera, London designer and photographer Matthew Nicholson has made his own 35mm camera  using only paper. The life size Leica even works, but more simply as a pinhole camera.
With a fondness for making things out of paper , Nicholson printed the pieces for the camera out of one sheet of paper. Requiring easy cutting and folding, the origami  Leica is fitted with a neck strap for your convenience — also made of paper.
Although the film speed and exposure dials are just for looks, a “lens” is cut with a pinhole. Fitted with basic 35 mm roll film, the camera  takes pictures by exposing the film for long periods of time.
The paper  Leica M3 is just a prototype for now, but Nicholson plans to have the pattern available for download by the end of the month. Just in time to be your perfect summer art project!
+ Matthew Nicholson 
Via Leica Rumors 
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