Experimental photographer and camera builder Chris Keeney (whom I recently had the pleasure of interviewing) is now offering custom, hand-made MintyCams, which are pinhole cameras made from Altoids mint tins.
For those of you that are interested in the mintycam, but aren’t sure you want to go to all the trouble of painting, cutting, etc., you can now pay a small price for me to make one for you. Since this is a labor of love, I’ve decided to keep the cost low, while charging enough to cover my material costs.
1. Altoids tin that is painted with primer and flat black paint.
2. A professionally drilled CK pinhole (about 250-300 microns)
3. Loading and unloading instructions
4. CK tips & tricks for taking better mintycam photos
3. Take-up spool and silver metallic turn key
4. Certified Mail / Shipping
5. Custom stencil painting of your initials and the creation date
Not bad for US $28! You can order here, as well as get instructions for building your own.
Whale Spring by Chris Keeney, MintyCam pinhole camera photo
Very nice. Hope people can get them by Sunday for WPPD.
what did you use for the winding key? is it homemade or is it something else?
I customized these picture hangers by bending them using a large clamp. The hangers can be bought at most hardware stores.