Artist Alex Stanton has a thing for photography, but he doesn’t actually take any pictures. His obsession with photography is focused on the vintage gear so many of us adore; gear he’s decided to preserve in extreme detail using a mix of concrete, bronze, copper, brass, patina, rust, iron, epoxy.
From old Leicas, to Rolleiflex cameras, to beloved Canon, Minolta and Nikon SLRs of days gone by, Stanton loves turning iconic cameras into pieces of concrete art. In fact, many of his creations are so detailed that most people think he takes real cameras and covers them in a layer of concrete.
In reality, each creation is made by using the actual camera to create a mold, followed by a painstaking process of trial-and-error.
“A lot of lessons learned with materials making the molds and especially the concrete mix,” he tells us. “It’s taken me 5 years to get too this point and still only half the cameras I make turn out good enough to present.”
The ones that do make the cut are pretty fantastic, and range in price from $35 for a few of the ‘imperfect ones’ to $160 for his bigger creations. We picked out some of our favorites below:
To see more of these ‘Concrete Relics’, or if you’d like to purchase one for your mantel, head over to Stanton’s Etsy store by clicking here.
(via The Phoblographer)
Image credits: Photographs by Alex Stanton and used with permission