Cast your mind back to your school days and you might remember a class when you created your very own camera obscura from whatever rudimentary materials you could lay your hands on, rigging up a working camera to demonstrate just how incredible the process of creating a permanent optical image can be. Now check out the many varied homemade camera of photographer Brendan Barry, an artist starting with the idea of the pinhole camera and taking things as far as he can go.
From pinhole to 35mm and large format cameras, Barry creates fully working contraptions from a range of mundane, weird and wacky everyday objects. A lecturer and founder of non-profit Positive Light projects, Barry states that he applies “the mechanics of photography as a tool for exploration and collaboration” in his work both with his charity and in his artistic output. Check out his array of cameras below and see melons, bread loaves, woodblocks, squash and mannequins as you’ve never seen them before. See more of his work here. Follow on Instagram.
Images © Brendan Barry