Kiel Johnson’s beautiful cardboard cameras are works of art


posted Friday, June 7, 2013 at 3:04 PM EST


We've written about cameras made of cardboard before but Etsy and Ikea have nothing on the elaborate and beautiful creations by Los Angeles-based painter and sculptor Kiel Johnson. Johnson's cardboard cameras, which include intricate recreations of SLRs, point-and-shoots, rangefinders, Polaroids, twin-lens reflex models, and even 8mm movie cameras, are stellar works of art.

The cameras are contructed from just cardboard, hot glue, and tape but, unfortunately, cannot shoot photos.

Check out some of Johnson's cameras below and watch a time-lapse on how the twin-lens reflex model was created here.