These Working Cameras Were Made Out of 35mm Film Canisters

For his latest project, Iranian photographer and camera maker Alireza Rostami collected 35mm film canisters and used them to construct the bodies of medium format and large format cameras. The project is called “Unity Camera.”

“I always kept those film canisters,” Rostami tells PetaPixel. “35mm film canisters remind me of memories and they always have character to me.

One of the cameras he created was a 4×5 large format camera.

The other was a 120 medium format camera.

“They both work well and are attractive,” Rostami says.

Here are some sample photos captured with the cameras:

Rostami is the same photographer who previously made a 3D wrist camera, a wrist flash, a computer camera, a watch camera, and a “magic bokeh” lens.