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Jason 7au
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Camera Make/Mod by Jason 7au

July 4th, 2006 11:54 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Modify or create a camera.

I forgot that I had gone supply-hunting for this task back in March, and then my appendix burst and I never got around to using them. One of the things I rediscovered when I was looking for materials was that two magnifying glasses, when held at the proper distance apart, will pass a clear (or mostly clear) image to the viewer, only upside down. Using two imperfect toy magnifying glasses tinted lightly pink and blue, I constructed a telescopic barrel out of empty toilet paper rolls and just taped the whole thing onto my camera. Because of the length of the tube, if I wanted to avoid the porthole effect, I had to zoom the camera in about halfway.

The pictures that I ended up taking with the new apparatus were strange, warbly, and of course upside down. I took some from Kite Hill and those turned out just slightly strange enough, as if I were floating below an upside-down city. Tonight I took some pictures of the fireworks as seen from a distance in our living room, and those turned out as if shot from a car wash.

Now if only I could figure out how to make glasses or goggles in a similar fashion that could mediate my reality for a few hours...

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Construction
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Construction
Construction
Construction
Construction
Construction
Construction
Construction
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Talking head
Talking head
Anti-wallet!
From inside
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Blooms
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From Kite Hill
From Kite Hill
From Kite Hill
From Kite Hill
From Kite Hill
From Kite Hill
From Kite Hill
From Kite Hill
From Kite Hill
Not quite Barbelith
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Market Street at night

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posted by Cameron on July 5th, 2006 12:10 AM

Beautiful.

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posted by Orion on July 5th, 2006 1:18 AM

Now this is how to do a task!

Thanks!
posted by Jason 7au on July 5th, 2006 3:18 PM

I'll more than likely experiment some more with this and I'll post pictures here and/or in my Flickr set.