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Saturday, 09 April 2011


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While the Lego camera is fun - the skull camera is amazing.

My 5 year old boy is on a lego kick at the moment, which gives me a wonderful excuse to re-enter my own childhood with him at the kitchen table. My 11 year old girl is far too cool to be seen dead at such pastimes.

That human skull camera is just breathtaking in its' ability to horrify me and make me think at the same time. The dominant emotion is "did he get the original owner's permission?" I suspect not, and let me state publicly to any future descendants of mine (Google will remember) that in 150 years from now I do not want any part of my body being used for photography. Leave me be in peace gently fertilising the chalky soil of Wiltshire.

On the other hand, the 2 images taken with the skull-cam are distinctly arresting. Is it me, or has the second been either manipulated to impose a skull into the cloud, or is that a seriously freaky coincidence?

A non-cardboard hasselblad is about $800 on the bay, with 80mm lens. Hardly expensive, for what it delivers.

I posted this to Cary's site"

"Neat camera!

The three small images are so obviously alt. But Ashley came out so well as a conventional portrait that I thought I’d make a suggestion. The focal plane is in front of her face, on her hair. Using a deconvolution app, like Focus Magic, it’s possible to move the apparent plane of focus back to eyes, nose and mouth.

I’ve done it subtly, and I think it makes a good portrait better. You’ve got the eyes close to the 2/3 points already and a sharper central face axis pulls the gaze naturally to the focal point.

I think my Lego building days are past, but I admire what you’ve done with them."


"Bomb diggity lid"


You want a Quaker hat, you know you do.


For more strange camera experiments how about this.


Digital large format camera's home grown (as much in Holland is home grown, ehem). Art on a shoestring budget were the limitation is the prophecy. And the honorable Mrs. Deane is a site wearth following anyway!

Greetings, Ed

It's called a "Wide Awake" hat. You can still buy them, at least here in the UK. I've never seen one actually being worn, but someone must be buying them!

A non-cardboard hasselblad is about $800 on the bay, with 80mm lens. Hardly expensive, for what it delivers.

That really depends on a person's ability to find a spare $800. I know I couldn't find it at the moment.


That cardboard Hassy is fantastic. Like the pinhole Leica, only better.

Are they really camera? Or prototype only for showcase? I like the the Legotron. I wonder if it will fall off if I drop it to the floor?

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