This Pinhole Camera Was Designed to Shoot Selfies

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Typically, doing selfies with a pinhole camera would mean setting it up, using a threaded shutter release and timing it just right. But Ignas Kutavicius is trying to change that by putting a big ol’ pinhole camera on some rails and mounting it to your face.

No, we’re not kidding.

According to a new BBC Click video, he tried to combine his love for modern with his love for the analog world. The camera looks right at you and the exposure can last anywhere from five to 10 minutes. The person then needs to keep the same facial expression for the entire duration. The results are pretty cool providing you have the patience to keep the same facial expression for a while.

The camera looks like the very typical beer can pinhole cameras that we’re familiar with and that can shoot very long exposures. In this case, Ignas seems to be using very high ISO film and may add lights or have a larger aperture than a narrower one.

The video on the pinhole selfie camera is after the jump.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.