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Extreme Makeover, Camera Edition: Wood Veneers

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Photographer Tyson Haslam has an interesting hobby: he takes vintage cameras and gives them a new look by replacing the rubber grips and various other panels with wooden veneers.

Unlike photographer Patrick Ng’s wooden-styled Canon F-1n, which we shared back in 2012, Haslam uses real wood veneers rather than a simple faux-wood wallpaper.

After carefully applying the wood veneers, he stains them for a finished look. His first experiment was back in August and involved a Yashica TL Electro X SLR:

I decided I'm going to learn how to veneer things….I'm pretty stoked for how this will turn out.

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Now to stain the wood and we are good to go!!! #35mm #yashica #film #veneer #walnut

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All done! #35mm #yashica #film #veneer

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Since then, he has done the same thing with a number of other cameras in his collection:

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You can follow along with Haslem’s creations on his Instagram account.


Image credits: Photographs by Tyson Haslam and used with permission

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