|Written by Lauren Heinz|
|16 Apr 2008|
The Readymech pinhole cameras from corbis.com/readycam are available in five designs which are downloadable as colour PDFs, complete with assembly directions and suggestions for the best way to get the most out of your film. I tried making a very rough version of the "Dr Livingstone" (without glue, board, ruler, fim, foil etc) to see just how easy it was.
I'm definitely not crafty nor steady-handed but it came out OK, if a bit flimsy and fragile – the actual "cameras" are only a bit larger than the two film cannisters holding the fim inside. It probably won't result in any masterpieces but is definitely fun for those who like a bit of DIY.
Now as to why Corbis would be putting this up on their site, I have no idea. Any speculations?
(click link on left to see their pic and my version)
Rollover for the one I made earlier...