Instant Film Camera Gingerbread
Photo credit: Dmitri Tcherbadji
How about a functional instant film camera made from gingerbread that you can actually eat? Photographer Dmitri Tcherbadji from Poland has created just that, and it uses a sugar glass lens capable of shooting on Fujifilm Instax Square instant film.


Instant Film Camera Gingerbread
Instant Film Camera Gingerbread
This isn’t a special kind of gingerbread, but rather normal pieces that have been sanded down with a cheese grater. As you might have expected, the sugar lens didn’t produce the greatest of photos, although it does work to say the least. In all, Tcherbadji spent around $220 USD on the project, which is slightly more than a good modern instant film camera.

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Instant Film Camera Gingerbread
Instant Film Camera Gingerbread
Instant Film Camera Gingerbread

As you can see, the images are very soft, lack contrast, and show lots of other distortions. Still, cranking them out of a piece of bread and sugar never ceases to feel exciting (and a little hilarious). There’s certainly room for improvement. I’ve learned a lot building this, and I will be learning more as I attempt to expose a few more packs of film before breaking it into pieces later with friends,” said Tcherbadji.

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