Here’s another conceptual project from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design student Yaniv Berg (see his coffee machine in our earlier story), this time a digital SLR camera where the lens and body are merged to form a kinked cylinder.
The controls would be along the side of the Periscope Camera with the display at one end and lens at the other.
Berg was inspired by a traditional reflex camera, which is held close to the photographer's stomach and looked down into while shooting.
The camera could also be balanced on the lens to form a stand for viewing the photos.
All photographs are by Sasha Flit.
Here's some more from the designer:
This project is a Digital reflex camera (DSLR). The camera was designed as part of a course "Business Class" in shenkar academy 3rd year. The camera body and lens was designed as a continuation that connects to it, creating an elongated body curved end , that turns to the user interface
Along the side of the camera there is another interface which control the details of photography. I wanted to make a refreshing change at the accepted form of professional cameras,to soften it, but to maintain its professional appearance. Through the use of camera I wanted to get different photography experience.
I took inspiration from the use of the old reflex cameras, that the eyepiece was located at the top of the camera, and the photographer was cradling the camera close to his stomach during photography. So I designed the camera to match the pose I was looking for , in the ergonomic sense. Experience continues when you want to view the photos, when turning the camera, the interface turns to image display mode, the display is rotating 180 degrees and the screen is directed toward the observer
Impotent information :
The project was made during my 1st semester on my 3rd year (3 out of 4 , i have just finished the 3rd)) in Shenkar Academy of design in Israel.
The photos were taken by Sasha Flit.
The advisers of the project were Eyal Cremer & Michal Hen Shahnai.
by Yaniv Berg
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