The Niklas Roy Electronic Instant Camera Makes Pics with Bills

 - Jul 6, 2011
References: niklasroy & booooooom
This Niklas Roy Electronic Instant Camera is a combination of a video camera and a thermal receipt printer. As Roy claims, "the device is something in between a Polaroid camera and a digital camera." Granted, subjects do have to sit still for about three minutes for their pictures to be captured and printed, but the result is a rare, never-before-seen portrait.

The device gives the portraits a timeless touch, as the prints come out black and white and on paper used to produce receipts. It's not often that bills are used to put a human face on the surface, but that is what Roy has managed to do. The Niklas Roy Electronic Instant Camera is a unique take on capturing poised portraits.

Implications - This electronic camera is a fusion between modern devices and old-fashioned products. Companies that combine these two contrasting features in their products will appeal to the many consumers tired of simply modernist gadgets, but still seeking an update to old technology.