The Armadillo Camera and Other Wacky Camera Creations


Swiss photography duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs were featured here in April of last year for their DIY large format camera created out of a stack of books. It turns out books aren’t the only things the two are making cameras with: they also have cameras that mix the worlds of taxidermy and photography.

For their project titled Camera Collection, Onorato and Krebs created one-of-a-kind cameras out of extremely unusual things — including an armadillo (shown above).

The cameras are apparently fully functional, and the random objects are simply used as the “body” of the device.

Another animal used for one of their creations is a turtle. Here’s a front and back view of what that strange creation looks like:



Non-animal cameras in the collection include one created out of a giant horn (okay, it’s still a bit animal-related):


…and some kind of strange voodoo sculpture. This piece is titled Camera (Voodoo), 2012:


These “art cameras” have been exhibited over the past year in galleries located in Amsterdam and Berlin. They’re shown off side-by-side in glass cases:

Foam - Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs - Light of Other Days


Head over to the duo’s photography website for more of their strange photo and camera experiments/creations.

(via Feature Shoot)

Image credits: Photographs by Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs

  • Emil Chalhoub

    He should make a HDSLR rig out of a sloth, that’d end up in some really even camera movements.

  • Emil Chalhoub

    how about replacing a living chicken’s head with a gopro and use it as a steadicam?

  • Jason Kim

    I’m not too sure I like this….It’s kinda like that guy who made a helicopter out of his dead cat…

  • Mike

    At least it wasn’t a live cat…

  • Alan Dove

    They had to put a flash on the turtle because it shoots at such slow speeds.

  • jon


  • Leonardo Abreu

    Sorry, but this is disgusting…

  • Ariel Caudis

    Pokemon snap