This 25 Pinholes Camera Creates Awesomely Psychedelic Photographs

We are big fans of creativity here on DIYP and just when we thought that pinhole camera making could not get more creative, photographer James Guerin proved us wrong with a Multi-Cell 8×10″ pinhole camera interview he did on The Phoblographer.

This 25 Pinholes Camera Creates Awesomely Psychedelic Photographs

The camera is made from a blacked shoebox which is divided into 25 individual pinhole domains with cardboard dividers.

This 25 Pinholes Camera Creates Awesomely Psychedelic Photographs

Each cell has its own dedicated pinhole, and just like regular pinholes the image from each pinhole is projected into the back of the camera. But with 25 pinholes and 25 separate cells, the resulting exposure is a trippy 25 cells montage, that is transposed into a single right-oriented picture.

This 25 Pinholes Camera Creates Awesomely Psychedelic Photographs

On the technical side, this pinhole has a focal length of 100mm derived from the height of the shoe box, its pinholes are about 0.3mm, and it shoots on  8×10 photographic paper.

This is how this wonder looks like.

This 25 Pinholes Camera Creates Awesomely Psychedelic Photographs

and here are some more sample photographs.

This 25 Pinholes Camera Creates Awesomely Psychedelic Photographs

This 25 Pinholes Camera Creates Awesomely Psychedelic Photographs

James recently did an interview with The Phoblographer which explains more about this camera and if you are into pinholes it is well worth the read.

P.S. James did some other fun and trippy cameras well worth exploration: a Slit-Scan SLR, a lens based multi-cell and a spectacular 6×17 Panoramic Pinhole.

[Multi-Cell 8×10″ | James Guerin via The Phoblographer]

  • Markus M. Schmidt

    Very cool and creative!

  • Costas

    great idea!!

  • Jacek B

    It was my idea! give it back! :P