Social photography isn’t just about the stuff you post on Facebook. The make, model and specs of your camera are just as important. If you’re going to ‘relevant events’ you’ll be jostling for elbow space with dozens of other Cobra Snake
/ Last Night’s Party
/ Face Hunter
wannabes – all checking out each other’s equipment. You can silence them all with a DIY Hasselblad.
Designed by Kelly Angood, this pin-hole camera is based on the classic 1960s Hasselblad from Sweden. It even has the iconic name stamped on the front (damn copyright law to hell). Seriously though, it’s constructed entirely out of cardboard and accepts real-life 120 film. Amaze!
Since making your own camera from cardboard and bits of plastic is some MacGyver type action, Kelly has packaged up a DIY kit in magazine format. You get blueprints, instructions, and the actual screen printed cardboard. Everything you need to be all, “Oh this? Yeah, I made it myself, it takes real film. Yeah, it’s for my blog, I’m exploring the disassociation between technology, the online medium and the urban space.” (And don’t forget to get yourself some business cards…)
Get your DIY camera kit from kellyangood.co.uk