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How to build a pinhole camera inside an egg

In short: pinhole cameras are kind of the bee’s knees, which is what makes this project byLomography Magazine‘s Francesco Capponi so very, very cool. See, the Lomographycommunity is all about analog photography — that means they’re into historic, traditional photography practices that also happen to lend themselves well to hack-tastic, DIY projects like pinhole cameras. But Capponi wanted to take things a step further:

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Since I started pin-holing the world, I have had the strong desire to make a special camera, with the purpose of shooting just one photograph. The purpose was to sacrifice the camera in the process of photo creation – I wanted the camera to become the photograph. To let you understand, the process from the camera to the photograph is the same that ties the baby bird to the egg: the bird grows protected from the shell and when it’s ready breaks it and comes out. This is why I decided to create the Pinhegg – An Egg Pinhole Camera.

Using an egg, some liquid photographic emulsion, photographic acid, tape, and a few other materials, Capponi did exactly that. Best of all: he’s written up an instructional on the entire assembly process. Click through the link below for the full walkthrough.

[My Journey to Build an Egg Pinhole Camera via Radiolab]

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