In conjunction with Easter and Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, Italian photographer Francesco Capponi decided to capture his self-portrait by converting an egg into a pinhole camera. His vision was to create a single-use camera that could be part of the image creation process, rather than just recording it. The result: the Pinhegg camera obscura.
Compared with a traditional camera that uses a lens to capture images, the Pinhegg's "lens" is a precision-drilled hole of a single aperture. Light enters the hole and projects the scene as an inverted image on the film emulsion painted inside the egg. The result is a negative imprinted within the egg itself. … Read more