• Plastic cameras

    08/26/2021 at 06:13 1 comment

    I created and shared two projects on photo cameras: L2Camera and LR Camera. The first has to do with photo equipment up-cycling and the second one is about fixing. In both projects I aimed to identify the main problem and solve it with the help of 3D modeling and printing. My humble hope is that I've managed to achieve these aims.

    I created L2Camera, because I had not found an Instax camera that worked for me. Later, I realized that with this project I can reduce the amount of photo-waste in two ways. Firstly, by re-using existing, but out-of-use photo equipment. Secondly, by giving photographers a tool that creates images of higher quality and leaves less discarded shots, which go to landfill.
    "Pause, slow down and appreciate what a long story you can tell through twelve exposures" - that's how I describe LR Camera project. Lubitel cameras are good enough to be an artistic tool. I discovered a seemingly small but significant issue that prevents these cameras from becoming such a tool. Luckily, I managed to resolve the issue. Please, don't discard your "plastic" camera, but give it another lease of life!

    With these two projects I wanted to point out a rather fundamental thing: technology entered our homes and gave us superpowers, and it's completely up to us how we use them. Should I print a new plastic toy just for fun? Should I work more diligently on my new 3D model to reduce both printing time and the amount of waste plastic that is generated by sanding or removal of print supports? Should I label my final print with a proper recycle sign?