Books that become other things

What can paper do?

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

$29


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:


Video: How a piece of paper folds up into a camera

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.)

 

Order this thing »