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Paper Effigy Camera Created for Afterlife Photography

In China there’s a belief that burning paper representations of a deceased person’s belongings allows it to be transfered to the afterlife for the departed person to use. Au Yeung Ping Chi, an effigy maker in Hong Kong and the owner of Bo Wah Effigies, is often asked to create effigies of trendy consumer items such as iPhones and Nintendo Wiis for relatives of those who die young. The above is a camera he created for the purpose of afterlife photography. He’ll probably be asked to create Leica M9 Titanium editions soon.

Check out some more of Au Yeung’s paper creations here.

(via Photojojo)


 
  • Anon

    The last thing I want after death is to have chatty teenagers comparing iPhones while someone takes “gritty street photos” in grayscale mode and insists on chimping each one to me.