Category Archives: Toy and experimental

Convergence  – © John Neel

Toy and Simple Camera Use

The use of a toy camera to make an image, is not to produce shallowness, but rather … The simplicity of a tool should not impair the vision. Photography and the simple camera.

Completed Assembly
Film advance assembly
Image A - X marks the center of the front
Dirkon Pinhole Camera

Dirkon – The Paper Pinhole Camera

Personally, I find the HOLE idea, (excuse the pun) absolutely amazing. Pinhole is magical in that it requires no sensor, no mechanical parts and no lens. While it is possible to use a pinhole in place of a lens on a digital camera to take pinhole images, a tiny hole in a simple box with a piece of light sensitive material inside is far more impressive.

Canal - © John Neel
Diana F

The Real Diana Camera – A Plastic Wonder

In the early seventies, there was an interest in the Diana as a serious camera by art photographers and by fine art photography instructors who saw the camera as a simple and inexpensive way to teach photography.