The Straw Camera by Michael (Mick) Farrell and Cliff Haynes is a homemade camera like you’ve never seen.
The duo used 32,000 black drinking straws to create the Straw Camera – a massive pinhole-style device that works by producing multipoint perspectives from an array. They began experimenting with the idea back in 2007 and arrived at the final design shown below. With a 1:1 direct view, light is captured from each straw onto paper stuck to the back of the camera.
Haynes writes, “In a world beset by selfies with their immediate gratification, and HD television in all its glory feeding our visual appetite, a Straw Camera image of an individual, with its engineering projection and disappearance of the subject into the near fog of visual capture, gives the viewer a glimpse of just how transitory perception is.”
Check it out below and learn more here.