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Japanese Designer Creates Shiny Jewelry for Dressing Up Your Camera

Forget rings on your fingers or grills on your teeth: Japanese designer Jay Tsujimura thinks your camera is where bling should go. Presumably geared towards people who use pricey cameras as a fashion accessory and status symbol, Tsujimura’s premium line of camera jewelry is designed to adorn hotshoes and shutter releases.

The accessories are made of silver, gold, or platinum and are crafted by hand. You can choose between two designs: Floral or Lizard. As the names suggest, the Floral ones feature flowery patterns, while the Lizard ones resemble the scaly skin of reptiles.

They fit the standard hotshoe mounts of most camera brands, including Leica, Nikon, Canon, Fuji, and Ricoh.

For the helplessly rich, Tsujimura also offers the jewelry with diamonds embedded inside the metal.

How much is the bling, you ask? Wrong question! They aren’t designed for you.

We kid. Poking around in the product pages, it appears that the shutter releases start at around $225, and the hotshoe fillers have a base price of around $300. Chump change if you’re carrying around an $8,000 Leica as bling.

For those of us more interested in using cameras as cameras, we’ll just have to be content with sticking PEZ dispensers in our hotshoes.

Jay Tsujimura Premium Collection (via Highsnobiety)


 
  • https://twitter.com/#!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    super garish, ew.

  • Fred Nerks

    The ultimate in tacky.

  • fakedb

    like fake diamond nipple rings on a discount boob job

  • Mansgame

    I’d take a D4 over that any day

  • Ripley

    $300? I could buy… 15 secondhand cameras off the internet for that.

  • superfilthy

    They’re so frickin pretty that I wouldn’t mind lugging my heavy camera all the time.

  • vat

    fits well for the leiconians.

  • http://twitter.com/agncanser Xavior Wang

    fits perfectly well for leiconians.

  • Brad Maestas

    Lovely Leica! Tacky “accessories.”