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A Steampunk Fairy Tale, Made From Vintage Cameras

Nov 05, 2014 | 587 videos
Video by Scot Hampton

In this delightful animation by photographer Scot Hampton, antique cameras are disassembled and transformed into farm animals, bird flocks, the surging tide of an ocean, and other steampunk-tinged sights. If you're a gear nerd, pay close attention: the parts were scavenged from a Falcon Minette, an Argus AF, a Mercury II, a Yashica TL, a couple of Weston Light Meters, and some assorted Polaroids.

You can see more of Hampton's work on his Instagram page. He's also behind this wickedly funny art project about the cost of housing in San Francisco.

Author: Chris Heller


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