The Secret Of Carlo Van de Roer's Aura-Sensitive Portrait Machine

A camera that captures more than a person's appearance

Aura camera

Aura camera

In 2008, Carlo Van de Roer began making portraits with a very special camera. Sold as the "AuraCam 6000," it's essentially a Polaroid land camera that also accepts photographic input from a biofeedback sensor, which when exposed on film, registers as a dreamy cloud of color around the frame's edges.