This Book is a Camera
The book includes:
- a piece of paper folded into a working 4x5" camera
- A lightproof bag
- 5 sheets of photo-paper "film"
- Development instructions (use household ingredients or photo chemicals)
- A satisfying demonstration of the connection between design & science / structures & functions
- It is made domestically
This is a working camera that lives in a pop-up book.
The book concisely explains—while actively demonstrating—how a structure as humble as a folded piece of paper can tap into the intrinsic properties of light to produce a photograph.
Self-published with support from the Adobe Creative Residency program.
It takes photo that look like this:
More information available here.
Free template available for download there too—should you wish to build your own (or to resist the urge of deconstructing a pre-built book.)