Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

TROPEN ADORO — year: 1927; manufacturer: zeiss ikon germany; lens: dominar anastigmat f4.5/135mm

These intricately-crafted paper sculptures, by Seoul-based artist Lee Jihee, represent a colorful series of vintage cameras portrayed in a contemporary fashion. From a 1952 leica IIIf red dial, and its enormous paper flash attachment, to a 1927 Tropen Adoro, and its accordion-like form, Lee Jihee carefully handcrafts vibrant paper pieces and assembles them into life-sized vintage photo machines.

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

LEICA IIIf red dial — year: 1952; manufacturer: leitz, germany; lens: summitar f2/50mm

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

MAKINA — year: 1920; manufacturer: plaubel & company, germany; lens: anticomar f2.9/100

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

ROLLEI FLEX 2.8GX — year: 1989; manufacturer: rollei-werk franke, germany; lens: planar hft f2.8/80mm

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

Lee Jihee’s work centers around the investigation of modern day technology and a longing for the past. ‘as anyone can take a picture with their mobile phone in this era, they feel the nostalgia for the film camera,’ lee jihee describes, ‘contax, rolleiflex, and leica have a large body since they need to contain the film, and also have to be installed to a camera lens. the weighty body and lenses gives the device a huge impression. the classical camera — which is the integration of the optical technology and the industrial design of the time — is colored to give it liveliness.’

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

NIKON FA gold — year: 1984; manufacturer: nippon kogaku K.K japan; lens: nikkor f1.4/50mm

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

SUPER KODAK SIX-20 — year: 1938; manufacturer: kodak (eastman K), USA; lens: kodak anastigmat special f3.5/100mm

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

VIDAX — year: 1948; manufacturer: vidmar camera co. USAU; lens: kodak ektar f3.7/105mm

Nostalgia-Inducing Classic Cameras Precisely Folded From Paper

via DesignBoom

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