23.05.11 by Jeff

Egg Pinhole Camera

Francesco Capponi’s “Pinhegg” is an egg pinhole camera that also becomes the photograph! I love the idea that the camera is only good for one shot and must be sacrificed to reveal the image!

The Pinhegg turn an egg into a pinhole camera

The Pinhegg turn an egg into a pinhole camera

The Pinhegg turn an egg into a pinhole camera

The Pinhegg turn an egg into a pinhole camera

To learn how to build your own “Pinhegg”, jump over here.

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Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://heyitsalexp.com heyitsAlexP

    This is absolutely awesome! I’d love to see a bunch of these with the finished image in some kind of installation. The possibilities are endless…

  • http://www.fishyfacedesigns.com Lisa

    That is super cool!

  • http://peep-toe-shoes.tumblr.com/ Ana Tendeiro

    This is mindblowing.

  • http://davidikus.blogspot.com Davidikus

    The idea is truly awesome. I may have done it on the outside of the egg, to give it more of a Fabergé egg look but this is already great!


  • http://www.kleinewundertuete.com Kleine Wundertüte

    The technique and its outcome are stunning. I wonder whether or not it is possible to use something else than an egg?


  • http://www.kfmgallery.com Kristin Forbes-Mullane

    no way! so awesome!!

  • lapetitefaon

    what?! trying to wrap my head around this…


    WOAH! I’m still trying to figure out what all this means!!!! 😀

  • http://jay.panelo.com Jay Panelo

    soo – which came out first?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff


  • http://www.behance.net/nicolaslalli Neeko

    ABSOLUTELY MINDBLASTING CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT. Thank for this post. CHECK MY PORTFOLIO AT http://www.behance.net/nicolaslalli.

    A mere invitation.

    thanks booooooom

  • http://folkinspiration.tumblr.com/ Gah el Caribou

    Life and its little treasures :)

  • http://www.dannyolda.com Dannyohh

    Wow, that’s serious. Such a good idea. Something about it being so self-contained is great.

  • Mary Sohn


  • Maria Fernandes


  • http://penafilm.com PEÑA FILM

    dope! i really like this!

  • chroniczny


  • Bruno

    Not trying to be cynical or put anyone’s work down but I don’t get it.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      its an egg turned into a camera, and the photo develops on the inside of the egg.

  • Alfin Akhret


  • wezeli

    Hey, trying to come out with a new project and looking for people that would be interested in helping. would you or anyone you know be interested in helping with this photo project? It is based on a pinhole camera and a ring flesh combination, there is going to come out a series of pictures and portraits. there might come out a book as well http://igg.me/p/39361?a=230194&i=shlk Thank you

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