Superstar

Dan Riordan Turns Photographer's Tools Into Objets d'Art

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: etsy & psfk
If you're looking to get a unique gift for your photographer friend, I suggest these amazing vintage camera lamps by Dan Riordan. Riordan has transformed art-producing devices into practical pieces that can stand alone as art.

Chicago-based designer Dan Riordan was inspired one day to transform his Polaroid Land Camera 95A into a lamp; since then, he has converted numerous other retro cameras into lighting fixtures. These handcrafted, LED-powered lights are priced at $150, a great deal considering not only the work Dan Riordan puts into them, but also how original each one is.

The lights are available on Dan Riordan’s C.E. Cork Lighting Co. store on Etsy. Stats for Retro Camera Lamps Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 4,858 clicks in 180 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Dan Riordan
Related: 70 examples / 54 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 26 similar articles, including: organic origami lighting, repurposed trees decor, and quirky colorful lighting.