Sam Newton is known for his tongue-in-cheek videos poking fun at other photographers or certain gear. This time, my fellow Nikon shooters, he’s after us! Sam’s latest video jokingly mocks Nikon shooters, calling Nikon “a potato.”
“Ugh, what did you take that photo with, a potato?” Well, the guys from Corridor Crew would answer this question with a yes. They literally made a camera out of a potato and even took some shots with it. In this fun video, they share the process of making, as well as some challenges they faced along the way.
Using the term “potato” to describe what we feel are inadequate devices is commonplace. My wife refers to her computer as a potato, because it’s pretty old and getting kinda slow. Many consider some of the original DSLRs of a little over a decade ago to be potatoes by today’s standards. For Australian photographer Colin Lowe, it’s not just a metaphor.
Colin actually built a pinhole camera out of a potato. Best of all, he did it to win a bet! We’ve seen some pretty cool pinhole cameras made from a variety of materials, but this is one of the most unusual I’ve ever come across. This isn’t the first pinhole camera that Colin’s made, and we wanted to find out more. So, DIYP got in touch with Colin to have a chat.