32,000 Drinking Straws Turned Camera

From the inventive imagination of Cliff Haynes and the late photographer Mick Farrell, this wondrous photographic device allows lights to pass through 32,000 10-inch black drinking straws, encased in wood, before striking photo sensitive paper. As Haynes explains to PetaPixel, the camera has its own unique signature on images—as none of the straws are exactly even. The resulting imagery feels reminiscent of dot art, but captures portraiture in a curious balance of realism and impressionism. You can view the photographers’ works over at PetaPixel.