Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Eco on Friday 10 September 2010

If the thought of owning a digital SLR seems so out of reach, then the next best thing is to get yourself a budget-friendly cardboard camera. American painter and sculptor Kiel Johnson crafts meticulously stunning cardboard recreations in every kind — from vintage Polaroids to 8mm, point and shoots, twin lens and SLRs.

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Kiel Johnson’s cardboard twin-lens reflex camera

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Video on Monday 26 October 2009

Long Beach-based painter and sculptor Kiel Johnson made a time-lapse video of him constructing an elaborate, oversized replica of a twin-lens reflex camera complete with strap. The most amazing thing is that the camera actually takes pictures — it’s a basic pinhole camera.

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