John Potter: Creating a Curved Film Plane Paper Negative Camera


John Potter built something seriously awesome – a curve film plane paper negative camera!

“I built the curved plane paper negative camera as I liked the idea of creating images in a cinematic style,” is what John Potter tells us about his camera after a conversation about curved film planes. “Because I was using such a long negative, I needed to have a curved plane negative, so that each part of the negative receives the same amount of light falling on to it. With a flat plane negative, the ends of the negative would not get as much light falling onto them because they are so much further away from the source of light / pinhole.” He continues to state that there are no lenses involved.

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