This year, I had the honor of being invited to Maison & Objet 2017 to be a jury for the LES DÉCOUVERTES awards. Since 2010, these awards reward the most significant innovations and are selected by a jury composed exclusively of influential bloggers and web publishers. Among the thousands of objects presented in the BELOVED section, I had the pleasure of choosing my favorite. So I introduce you Paper Shoot, some nice wooden cameras to assemble yourself!
Paper Shoot was created by Hong Kong-based designer George Lin, and represented at Maison & Objet 2017 by French distributor Solib’. These minimalist cameras come in the form of boxes, containing all the parts needed to create a camera. What I liked about this object is the clever mix between vintage photography and DIY, between wood and technology, between beautiful object and ease of use.
Launched first on Kickstarter in 2016, Paper Shoot lets you to assemble your camera. Here, no screen, but a simplified camera that allows you to get back to basics, where you will have to wait to unload your photos to discover them. These DIY cameras consist of an electronic card, a sensor and a memory card, which fit into a wooden case with a deliciously vintage look. You will then fix one of the two lenses provided in the box and choose one of the proposed modes: Normal, Black and White, Sepia and Blue.
The Paper Shoot are available in several wooden versions, but also in transparent plastic or cardboard. It is even possible to create customized cameras for brands or events, or even to add personal messages. An excellent concept to which I had the pleasure to give my Découvertes award for Maison & Objet 2017!