Pintoids – Pinhole cameras made from Altoid tins

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Pintoids – Pinhole cameras made from Altoid tins

Merrill photo has a gallery, kits and a how-to on making your own pinhole camera from a mint tin –

Pintoids are pinhole cameras made from Altoid containers. A piece of pop culture transformed into something useful. An instrument to view the world with a dry, distorted, sense of humor. They tend to create curiously strong images.

The Great Pintoid Adventure is a continuing journey. This first series represents a trip I took with my dog across the northern plains to the north shore of Lake Superior. Imperfections in the negative come from loading film at a campsite each night using a dark bag. Both hands in a dark bag, loading cameras … and it was mosquito season.

Pintoids – Pinhole Cameras made from Altoid tins – Link.


  • HOW TO – Make your own – Link.
  • Altoid camera kit – Link.

2 thoughts on “Pintoids – Pinhole cameras made from Altoid tins

  1. volkemon says:

    I love the pics!

    May have to MAKE one of these…the picture going through the holes in the film all the way to the edge has an unusual quality too.

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