Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Every day in May no. 22

I have found this fantastic source of crazy laughs, hilarious ideas and serious D.I.Y. instructions online, it´s called Instructables. If you haven´t seen it yet, go there and explore!

I love digital cameras for their versatility and ease of use, but I am all for really lo-fi photography too, because there is a certain magic about it. I build pinhole cameras every now and then and it never seizes to amaze me that you can capture an image of the world through a hole less than half a millimeter wide.

This page on Instructables combines digital with cheap lo-fi, now how can I resist something like that? I wish I had the name of the guy/gal who wrote the instruction so I could give some proper credits here, but whoever you are: Thanks for the idea! I´ve been playing with this for a whole day now, it is so simple and so cool! It´s even drawable!

8 x 12 cm, Lamy Safari and Noodler´s Black ink on a small Moleskine Watercolor page.


Jenny said...

Oh, dear. That site could keep me occupied for a long time. Thanks for the link.

Now I wonder if I can get a fisheye effect from a normal image using Photoshop.

Nice drawing, though it took me a minute to realized what it is.

tumblewords said...

What fun! You have a great site and the link to Instructables will mean another month will go by before I find time to dust.

Felicity said...

OMG, I thought that was a joke but it really works!? That's so funny! Nina, I have to say you are very wicked for telling us about that site - the first thing I clicked on had me in tears of laughter! I know I'll be going back for more when I should be doing something else!

phthaloblu said...

I'l have to forward that site to my kids who will love it. Nice drawing!