Ondu, Handmade Wooden Pinhole Cameras

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Before the cell phone camera, the digital camera, the throw away camera it took effort with the old manuals to capture a perfect picture. Anymore today, pictures are easy to take, quick to review. Really though the true treat of photography is the magic that happens in the dark room: the orangey light, vinegary smells, the clothesline of prints drip drying.
Kind of going back in time to more primitive camera concepts, the Ondu Pinhole Camera features no lens. By sliding a wooden tab the small hole exposes the film to the subject of interest, just as simple as that. The thrill in playing with happenstance images awaits you in the dark room. All parts are handmade in Velenje, Slovenia by woodworker Elvis Halilovi? out of local, naturally oiled maple and chestnut. The design contains a manual shutter displayed across the face and the two little winding knobs on top. All the pieces are held together by strong magnets keeping the aesthetics streamline. Available in 6 dimensions accommodating different sizes of film.

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Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.

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