Computer Turned Into Camera
: Alireza Rostami via Peta Pixel
Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami didn’t want to throw out his very first computer, acquired 20 years ago, after it decided to stop working. So, he wanted to give it a second life not in a junkyard, and this camera was born. The project required that he construct a light-sealed box for the camera body using parts from the old computer, along with a few others, and then some light-blocking paper. Read more for additional pictures and a sample image captured by the camera.


Computer Turned Into Camera
Computer Turned Into Camera
Computer Turned Into Camera
Computer Turned Into Camera
Computer Turned Into Camera
As you can see, the final product is a smorgasbord of circuit boards, with a lens thrown in, but it does work to say the least. A wooden backing in the rear was required to hold film and then a Linhof lens mount was added on the front. The camera is more suited for vintage-style selfies, but Rostami hopes to one day create a computer that doubles as a camera.

Computer Turned Into Camera