I just received a very small package from Jorge Otero in Segovia Spain, Jorge is a photography teacher and inventor of the Lumenbox. Upon opening the package I was surprised and delighted to find the smallest cameras I’ve ever seen. Not only that, it’s actually four very tiny cameras (lumen cameras). Each tiny camera is miniature replica of my full size (6x6cm) Lumenbox. Another small box housed the tiny pieces of cut film to go in the miniature Lumenboxes.
I haven’t finished a shot with them yet, but I’ll post it here as soon as I do. I just learned that Jorge calls them “stroll” cameras and places them independently (each has a magnetic backing like the larger Lumenbox, so it can be easily attached to ferrous surfaces).
I’m taking a shot with them right now, but I’m using them as group. We’ll see how that works out.
Here is the set tiny cameras, the 35mm film canister and lid are shown for scale.
I don’t understand how Jorge is able to work so precisely at this scale. I think this pic gives you a sense of the high level of craftsmanship that went into these.
I just can’t get over how tiny these are and how beautifully constructed they are. Thank you Jorge for this little miracle! Photos coming soon.