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A slight change in direction for this post, as i want to concentrate on the camera rather than the finished photograph. Wayne Martin Belger makes simply the most amazing pin hole cameras i have ever seen, each custom built for a specific series of photographs. He uses bizzare materials such as HIV positive blood, human infant hearts, skulls, precious gems and insects to create his truely unique pin holes. The camera shown above is the HIV pinhole, complete with vials of HIV positive blood, it was used to take images of people living with the virus. The camera below is called Yama, after the Tibiten god of death and is made from a 500 year old tibeten monk skull encrusted with gems. Each eye takes a seperate pin hole image. I think Belger’s cameras really do adopt the process as their art form. Be sure to check out his fantastic website.

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