pinhole & handcrafted woodworking for photography
Ben Capponi created Spiral Camera in 2015.
Spiral makes Handcrafted wooden pinhole cameras & photo material : Pinhole cameras, pinholes, accessories, and contact printing frames for historical and alternative photography.
Each camera is handcrafted, unique, and has an engraved serial number.
We choose the woods we work with because of their beauty, their stability and solidity : Walnut for our pinhole cameras, and ashwood/chestnut for the contact printing frames.
We have plenty of walnut fields all along the Isère Valley.
That allows us to carefully choose the wood directly at the sawmill.
The best way to get the best wood
Pinhole photography is fun because many DIY projects are possible. But if you want to improve image quality, pinhole quality is the important point : it has to be drilled in a thin material, perfectly round, flat and calibrated.
Our pinholes are laserdrilled in 0,01mm brass shim, to ensure best quality around. These pinholes are fitted on our cameras, but are also available in a cardboard mounted version in 6 different diameters for your DIY projects.
Do you have a special project ? Need another size or format ? Contact us to check feasability of your camera, we'll be happy to talk about it !
pinhole camera : easy, creative, unique
all these photographies are made with one or another cameras of the Spiral products range.