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Art & Adventure with PJ Ortiz Luis

The online portfolio of Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis, a storyteller utilizing different mediums of art including film photography, dance, and performance poetry.

An Upcycled Camera

April 28 will be International Pinhole Camera day...i decided to build myself a pinhole camera.  there were alot of possible "bodies" i was contemplating using, like a dinosaur, a retro robot toy, broken cameras from the 50s...but while doing some cleaning, i found a box for a digital video camera i won from a dance contest.  subsequently, that camera only last a couple of months...but the box was PERFECT for storing other things inside it....like film.

below are some photos that show how it works.  i got the film advance wheel from a disposable camera.  its being kept in place with plastic cut from a polaroid film cartridge.  the rest of the parts are directly cut from the original camera packaging, and held together with electrical tape.