The Pinhegg – My Journey To Build An Egg Pinhole Camera

An amazing thing about building a pinhole camera is that it's so very similar to an entry level physics course without realizing it. It's an educational and challenging exercise using easily found simple materials. It's really just a fun and creative introduction to the concepts that surround light and optics, as well as chemistry. Which leads the - Lomography community which is all about analog photography, meaning they're into historic, traditional photography practices that also happen to lend themselves well to projects like pinhole cameras.

Anyway in an article from Lomography Magazine, Francesco Capponi says, "I wanted the camera to become the photograph. To let you understand, the process from the camera to the photograph is the same that ties the baby bird to the egg: the bird grows protected from the shell and when it's ready breaks it and comes out. This is why I decided to create the Pinhegg – An Egg Pinhole Camera."

In the link he walks us throught the process that he used to achieve it.

For more on creative ways and similarly diverse approaches, please check out this page using things like a skull or a video on using a pumpkin.
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