After mucking about with pinhole photography and alternate processes a bit recently, I decided to have a go at making my own pinhole camera.
Not just making a pinhole lens, but the whole actual camera. I decided to make it out of clay, and luckily, my wife is a ceramicist so I have expert advice on tap.
The above picture shows six slabs of clay that I rolled out. These were fitted together to make a cube, the camera body.
This pics below show the assembled cube, with a hole cut in it, the pinhole lens will be fitted over the large hole.
I will used the tried and trusted method of making a pinhole lens – cut up a drink can and push a pin through it – then fit it to the inside of the hole. With gaffer tape short term and if I am happy with the lens, I will glue it on.
The wet clay went to the studio to be fired in the kiln, more updates at the next stage of the process.