Old cameras are often a thing of beauty. They are well curved, with every aspect both engineered and designed to the maximum.
Sadly with the advance of technology, those beautiful cameras and strobes are often forgotten on a shelf or in the attic, never to be seen again.
Ystudio, a Japanese based studio transforms old photography objects into beautiful lighting fixtures and lamps.
Their project description is as beautiful as their lamps:
The new technology provide people more convenient and efficient life. It makes us to throw away things easily, and it’s a enormous waste that can not be ignored. But, we saw the painstaking effort and the insistency of quality from the craftman in those products.
Those curves, shapes and colors are irreplaceable memories. Those beautiful things should not fade away.
So we think over? organize and rebuild in order to find the foundation in modern times. Let those old products can be reused in our daily life and radiate new glamour. We redesign the film camera, which is ceased from production or can not be repaired, into a modern lamp. Our creation is based on fertile culture. We believe that to fix an old product is not just to fix its old function.
The most important thing lies in making the old beauty melt in our new age.
The site does not offer prices, but if this is what your heart desires, you can contact ystudio and ask for a quote.
P.S. You can create a camera lamp yourself with this tutorial.