If you've ever longed for a stylish watch or sophisticated camera but lacked the funds, then designer and photographer Matthew Nicholson's project Making the Desirable Accessible through an A4 Printer (2011) could be the answer. He has created a series of do-it-yourself templates for high-end products. You can download the paper template, print it on an A4 printer and then make your own Rolex watch, bespoke gentleman's suit or personal CCTV.
Our favourite template is Nicholson's version of the Leica M3 camera - the real version is used by professional photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Danny Lyon. However, Nicholson's fully-functioning and wind-up version uses the common 35mm film and has the advantage of being much cheaper. We particularly like the detailed dials and Leica logo of his design.
Follow the link to DIY Photography for instructions to building your own camera.
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