Visual artist Ruslan Khasanov was cooking a little while back when he noticed some interesting interactions between the oil and soy sauce he was using. The little black beads of soy sauce forming at the bottom of the container inspired him, and so he decided to perform a little visual experiment by substituting the soy sauce for ink, and adding in a little soap for good measure.
Thus was born his series Pacific Light, a series of macro photos, GIFs and a video that show what happens when you mix those three ingredients together. Read more…
Etsy shop soaprepublic sells flexible silicone molds for making homemade soap that’s shaped like a DSLR camera body (with a pancake lens attached?).
Jill Gillen has a fun photo craft idea for customizing any clear hand sanitizer bottles you have sitting around the house: add photographs of trapped family members! She writes,
I took their photos, cut them out and glue onto white paper. Then photo copy onto transparency paper (Kinkos for less than a dollar), then cut out image and roll it up so that it can fit into the top of a soap bottle. Make sure you have clear soap or sanitizer. Done!
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Image credits: Photograph by Jill Gillen
Sure, you’ve got duster kits and lens cloths to boot, but what about your own body’s hygiene? Specialized soap-making duo Rob and Megan Green, better known on Etsy as Stinkybomb, have made this nifty camera-shaped soap for photo fans.
Like all of their soaps, the camera soap was created with a mold made from a real counterpart, an Olympus point-and-shoot modified to bear Stinkybomb’s logo. It’s amazing how much detail comes through in the soap version.
The soap is available in pink, yellow, green and more for $10 each from Stinkybomb’s shop.
LoveLeeSoaps on Etsy has some neat soap for photography enthusiasts. You can get 5 mini bars or one large one.
Both camera-shaped soaps are made with moisturizing shea butter with a cotton candy scent added. The mini-pack costs $4, while the larger one sells for $4.50.
If you have links to other camera-shaped soaps, please share with us in the comments!