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September 15, 2016 AT 8:00 pm

SLO: 3D Printed Camera #3DThursday #3DPrinting

slo-camera

amos-dudley shares:

Some people take photos to record moments for the future. Others take photos to enlarge the present.

I’ve always assumed a camera should be impartial. Sharp and bright, lacking consideration or mystery, randomness or error. Lately we’re asked to apply a filter to add a gloss of emotion after the fact.

Analog photography takes the sense of a moment and turns it into a tangible image. My 3D printer turns the content of my thoughts into real shape and form. I wanted to know if there’s a more authentic photograph to be found at the intersection of design and photography – so I set out to make a camera with only a 3D printer.

The result is the SLO, whereby the act of recording a moment expands to include the creation of the recorder. SLO is a single lens objective. SLO is the mechanical shutter. SLO is the speed of good design, and the feeling of capturing life with a camera you made yourself.

download the files on: https://pinshape.com/items/25871-3d-printed-slo-printed-lens-camera


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