Canadian artist Kotama Bouabane created this unique camera, which is made from a tropical coconut. While this exotic fruit provides healthy nourishment, it can also be converted into a useful technological device.
The camera was created by puncturing the mouth of the coconut and draining the contents before sawing it in half. Then, a piece of photographic paper is placed between the two halves. When the light hits the paper, the exposure is fast and reacts immediately to the light. In the darkroom, coconut water is used to develop the images. This process allows each piece of the coconut to be relevant and meaningful throughout the whole process.
The idea originated during a six week artist residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta Canada. Kotama Bouabane was exploring different alternatives for a coconut. The outcome was the a fully functioning camera, which was actually designed for the CC50G project.
This Device by Kotama Bouabane Converts a Coconut Into a Selfie-Taking Camera
1. Coconut-made Cameras - Creating cameras from coconuts presents opportunities for sustainable and eco-friendly photography.
2. Alternative Materials - Exploring unconventional materials for technological devices can lead to innovative and unique products.
3. Low-tech Innovations - Adopting low-tech approaches to photography can spark creative and artistic opportunities.
1. Photography - The photography industry can embrace coconut-made cameras as a novel and environmentally conscious option for consumers.
2. Sustainable Design - The sustainable design industry can utilize coconut-based products as a showcase of eco-friendly and resourceful creations.
3. Art Materials - The art materials industry can explore unconventional and natural materials like coconuts to inspire artistic innovation.