Handmade Pinhole Camera Updates Age-Old Design

Handmade Pinhole Camera Updates Age-Old Design
technology

Camera includes watch mechanisms to produce soft, atmospheric pictures.

Lara Piras
  • 10 june 2013

Designer and craftsman Kwanghun Hyun has created a range of contemporary cameras based on the pinhole camera known for being the simplest and oldest form of camera.

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The Heartbeat Camera uses watch movements for their timing mechanisms and has a built-in watch face that controls the amount of time that the shutter is open. The name given to the camera reflects the pulsing of the movement it makes when a shot is taken. When reflected light passes through a small hole the image is preserved and projected, up-side down. The smaller the hole the sharper and dimmer the image will turn out.

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