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If there's one thing that's keeping traditional analogue film still alive, it's lomography's relentless pursuit to keep the medium alive with unique cameras that always seem to bring a new approach to film photography. This time around it's introducing the Konstruktor: a $35 build-it-yourself plastic camera that gives photographers a crash course on how they're soul-stealing device really works.


As part of a final project for a photography class, two students at Kingston University in the UK swallowed 35mm film and let their internal organs do the heavy lifting for them. After "collecting" the slides in a dark room, they fixed the silver and scanned the film with an electron microscope. The result is quite lovely.


I can't put this Hasselblad 500EL in my pocket. And I can't use it to snap shots on a daily basis — it will cost a gazillion dollars on film and development. But I would love to have one at home. Just to look at it. It's a work of art. And it was used in the Apollo program. You know. On the moon.


To celebrate the 200th birthday of the invention of the camera, photographer Dennis Manarchy built one of his own. It looks just like a classic film camera with a wooden frame, leatherette, and brass hardware but, oddly, I don't remember cameras normally being 35-feet long.


Little is known about this homemade camera that was spotted on the streets of Tokyo, other than it uses medium-format film and has a 360-degree lens which kind of resembles a crystal ball, as Photojojo said. I wonder if you can see the photo-future by staring into that lens?