Handmade Photography Gear: A Look Into the World of Custom Cameras and Accessories

Handmade labors of love

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Ilott Vintage's beautifully rehabilitated cameras, with their handsome wood veneers, are each utterly unique. Photo: Courtesy of Ilott Vintage
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Photo: Courtesy of Ilott Vintage
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James Guerin's panoramic pinhole cameras take pictures that no other machines can make (see next image for an example). Photo: James Guerin
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Photo: James Guerin
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Keith Canham designs and builds custom large-format cameras, and can help you get specially sized Kodak film to go with them. Photo: Lonna Tucker.
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A custom large-format camera. Photo: Lonna Tucker
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Sean LaBrie builds custom camera housings for shooters who have to get wet to get the picture. Photo: Zak Noyle (surfer); Courtesy of SPl Waterhousings (housing)
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Sean LaBrie builds custom camera housings for shooters who have to get wet to get the picture. Photo: Zak Noyle (surfer); Courtesy of SPl Waterhousings (housing)