Handmade Pinhole Camera Updates Age-Old Design
Camera includes watch mechanisms to produce soft, atmospheric pictures.
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.
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.