Feast your eyes on this gorgeous twin-lens reflex camera that was designed and built from scratch by photographer Kevin Kadooka, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Portland. It uses a Mamiya-Sekor 105mm f/3.5 Chrome lens and has a Polaroid back for shooting 4.25×3.5-inch instant film, and is crafted out of laser-cut birch plywood.
Polaroid pictures might have an iconic look, but finding an elegant frame for them requires more than a trip to your nearest department store. Swiss design group Refurnished has a beautiful “Polaroid SX70 frame” that protects your white-bordered pictures inside a handmade wooden case.
Here’s a quick and easy tutorial that’ll teach you a cool method of transferring a photo print (black and white or color) onto a block of wood.
When Liana Garcia Joyce got married a while back (doubling her film stash), her mom came up with the idea of giving away these hand-crafted wooden photo holders as wedding favors because Liana met her husband through their common interest in photography.
Most modern tripods are made of materials that are designed to be light-weight yet stable. If having the lightest of tripods isn’t a requirement for you, then check out these hand-made wooden tripods from the German company Berlebach. Though they can weigh in at 6+ pounds, the solid ash wood legs are supposedly better at dampening vibration than steel, carbon, or aluminum. Plus, they look pretty snazzy.
You can purchase them directly from Berlebach, or find one marketed as the “Expedition Wooden Tripod” over on Photojojo for $290.
Flickr user vamapaull tells the story of how his camera’s boring old mode dial magically turned into a wooden one:
A friend of mine borrowed a Fujifilm S5600 camera and somehow managed to lose the menu wheel.
After a few days of postponing the return of the camera, he showed up with the camera and a wooden menu wheel instead of the original that was made of plastic.
I have to say, this wooden wheel gives a little more coolness to the old camera.
Would you have the same reaction if your loaned camera returned to you with this “upgrade”?
At times mounted photos can be a bit tricky in regards to how to display them if you do not want to use a frame. Leaning them against the wall or propping them up next to another object doesn’t always work. One simple way to display your mounted photos is by creating custom photo holders using vintage wooden spools. The end product is practical, unexpected and pleasing to the eye. The process for creating these is simple.