BUILDING A CAMERA
There are many ways to go about building your own Box Camera. You can find a variety of manuals and many more inspirations online on how to get started. Sean Foley and I created an illustrated manual for our Afghan Box Camera Project. It is available here in English, French and Chinese.
We also worked on a film with an Afghan carpenter in Kabul. Step by step he copies a camera.
Sono Aida & Mitsu Maeda‘s Box Cameras in Afghan style.
A construction sketch by Landry Dunand.
Elaborate sketches from Michi Rodriguez‘s blogspot.
Sébastien has been one of the most prolific camera builders in recent years. Many of the photographers you find in the portfolio section use a camera he has built.
In his atelier he has built more than 150 cameras (left). He also teaches how to build a camera (right).