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:
Since then, he has done the same thing with a number of other cameras in his collection:
This is what you call a Lomographic camera, it's got a super simple shutter with only 3 aperture settings. It may look like a toy but this camera will give some really radical effects. The plastic lens distorts the light and colors while still giving a crisp image. To see what I'm talking about do an image search on Lomography, you won't be disappointed. #meikai #elx #filmcamera #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #lomography #vintage #antique #film #walnut #wood #veneer
You can follow along with Haslem’s creations on his Instagram account.
Image credits: Photographs by Tyson Haslam and used with permission