Outrageous Pinhole Cameras made from Blood, Skull, Metals and more
Wayne Martin Belger’s passion is photography but his methods may be a bit unconventional. He makes cameras out of titanium, brass, wood, glass, human skulls, human organs, formaldehyde, HIV positive blood, and other relics that are tools of what he calls “the horrors of creation and the beauty of decay.” Seen here is The Untouchable, a 4×5 inch camera made of aluminum, copper, titanium, acrylic, and HIV positive blood. The blood acts as a red filter by pumping through the camera to the front of the pinhole. He also says that each of his cameras have a purpose, The Untouchable is destined to document a geographic comparison of people with HIV.
Another of his works is the 9/11 Camera, designed to capture images of religious figures. This 4×5 camera is made of T6 aircraft aluminum, plus pages from the Bible, the Koran, and the Torah. The piece of metal with the pinhole that is in the front is part of a support beam that was holding up the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
Another interesting camera is The Third Eye Camera. It is made with a 150 year old skull of a 13 year old girl, and intended to photograph the beauty of decay. The hole in her third eye has been drilled for two reasons: as a medium for film exposure, and as a symbolic way of letting light and time into her head. To pay his respects, he embedded pieces of silver with gemstones into her forehead.