Stock photography site Corbis have 4, soon to be 5, pinhole cameras to download, print out, stick onto card and build yourself.
The cameras were designed by New York graphic firm Fwis, who are also responsible for the Readymech downloadable toys that Steven is fond of. These babies look just as much fun for adults to play with as the Readymech toys are for kids. There are some really off the wall looks to the pinhole cameras, all beautifully and colourfully decorated with names like Dr. Livingstone, Pablo, and Astrocam (left to right, below).
• Several sheets of good printer paper
• One regular cereal-box for the light-safe
• An pen knife or razor blade for cutting
• Some double-sided tape or glue
• Thin needle for making a pinhole
• Small piece of aluminum foil or soda can
to puncture with the needle
• One new roll of film, preferably ISO200
• One film canister from which the film has
been removed. You can empty a new roll,
or get an empty canister from any photo
Incidentally, Fwis’ site is a joy to navigate, being ’strangefiltered’ by such criteria as ‘we didn’t get paid’ and ‘client didn’t get it’. These guys must have a laugh.