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Straw Camera

Straw Camera

The Straw Camera is an awesome DIY invention by collaborators Michael (Mick) Farrell and Cliff Haynes that uses 32,000 black drinking straws to create the camera lens. Unlike a pinhole camera the straw camera uses an analogue mode with a piece of paper taped to the back of the camera and multi-perspective lens that creates a pointilless print.


“In a world beset by selfies with their immediate gratification, and HD television in all its glory feeding our visual appetite, a Straw Camera image of an individual, with its engineering projection and disappearance of the subject into the near fog of visual capture, gives the viewer a glimpse of just how transitory perception is,” said Cliff about the camera.

Their book on the camera and process was published earlier this month.

1 Comment
  • Brilliant! What a breath of fresh air in image capture

    March 4, 2017 at 5:45 pm

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