Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A real camera made from sewing spools, eyeglass lens, rubber bands, toilet paper tubes and cardboard/glue

This was just so interesting I had to share.  I know it's not a tutorial like I usually post, but it's definately creative and very fascinating.  I sometimes wonder how we would re-create technology if it were all destroyed one day and we had to start from scratch?  This guy figured out how to re-create a real camera that works....with found objects:

MIROSLAV TICHY HAS BECOME FAMOUS in spite of his need for privacy. Born in 1926 in what is now the Czech Republic, Tichy studied painting at the Academy of Art in Prague until the Communist takeover in April 1945. Arrested for being “odd,” therefor subversive, Tichy spent many years in jails and prisons, until he was released in the 1970s.

Upon his release, he wandered his small town in rags, pursuing his occupation as an artist photographing the female form in the streets. He made his cameras from tin cans, childrens spectacle lens and other junk he found on the street. He would return home each day to make prints on equally primitive equipment, making only one print from the negative he selected. He stole intimate glimpses of his subjects through windows and the fences of swimming pools as well as in the streets, sometimes finding himself in trouble with the police.

Visit this guy's blog - he writes aobut Tichy and shows you some of Tichy's photographs:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Flowers! Out of recycled water bottles...who knew???

I will never look at the bottom of a plastic water bottle the same. Now I will see a potential flower everytime!

Click on this easy tutorial (BELOW THIS PHOTO) to view in a browser and zoom in to read. Or print it!

This crafter made a necklace from them...I'm making barrettes! ;-)


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