I’m no hardware expert, but for the longest time I’ve been wondering why instant cameras are not commonplace nowadays despite Polaroid’s pioneering technology decades ago. Sure, even our phones can store tons of pics, but nothing beats sharing an actual photo. That’s why I was intrigued by the “Flutter in Pinhole” concept by designers Yoo Geun-hyuk & Yoon Bo-jung – it’s a disposable instant camera that doubles as a postcard.
As you’ll see in the presentation below, the Flutter in Pinhole camera is easy to use. Just expand the box, align your shot, and then tear off the black strip in front. The strip covers two pinholes, and inside the box are two small Polaroid sheets. This creates two identical shots. You can then use the camera’s cardboard body as a postcard – you can send one of the pictures and keep the other. Awesome.
What do you guys think? Sounds like a great way to share pictures right? Of course the downside is that you don’t get a digital copy for archiving, but you can always scan your copy.