I consider myself to be a vintage-camera-loving nerd of sorts. You can definitely find me geeking out over silly things like Holgas, cheap Lomo cameras from Urban Outfitters, and even apps on iOS like Instagram that boast that same old school looking feel. In fact, I’ve even shared my love of cool, retro-inspired gadgets like the Wood Camera iPhone 4 case by Photojojo on The Next Web — though these next beauties take the cake in terms of MacGuyver-esque retro awesomeness.
Jason Hull, a photographer based in Oakland, California has repurposed his collection of old film cameras into unique nightlights. You may not be as excited as I am by this old school take on interior design, but these gadgets will certainly add more character to my apartment than this 99cent Target light bulb.
On the topic of these reinventions, Hull comments via Flickr:
“I’m not modifying cameras if they are in pristine condition or if they’re rare. I’d rather they stay usable as cameras in those cases. The ones I’ve chosen are lightweight plastic, produced in huge numbers and easily found for sale at flea markets, garage sales, and eBay.”
Rare camera or not, the result is a creative and original new way to light up your space at night. My only question now is, where can I get one? According to Hull, he’ll soon be constructing more of these gizmos to sell off in the future.
For the rest of us still waiting to get our hands on one of these cool creations, we always have these pictures to drool over.