Homemade Medium-Format Camera by Susan Burnstine

Fine art photographer Susan Burnstine came up with the idea of making her own cameras from a hodgepodge of common household and hardware store objects. She picked up an old magnifying glass, plastic, rubber, garbage bags, cinema foil, metal, vintage toy camera parts, and cardboard, among other items, to create lenses and cameras. Above is a picture of one of her cameras.

Here are some images she captured:

Burnstine’s ethereal photos were largely taken with different cameras, some designed with different shutter speeds, lenses, and filters. However, Burnstine designed the cameras with consistent shape and distortion in order to produce the same style in resulting images. To see more of Burnstine’s work, visit her website.