This pop-up book is also a fully-functional pinhole camera

Pop-up book pinhole camera

Artist Kelli Anderson, previously famous for her paper record player has come up with an interesting new project – a pinhole camera inside a pop-up book. Dubbed “This Book Is a Camera,” it is a pop-up book that when laid out flat opens up into a pinhole camera ready to snap a photo. Kelli put in a lot of hard work to figure out how to construct a camera out of paper and then fit it into a pop-up book. With diligent effort, she perfected sequence of cuts and folds to construct a functional camera out of paper.

This book is a camera

The camera can take small photos on any light sensitive film material; however, the shots need to go through dark room developing. Once developed, the user can use an app or scanner to invert the captured black and white shot.

This Book is a Camera

This Book Is a Camera may not be the best of photography options you have, but it surely is a fun project. Kelli points out that building one of these cameras is not really difficult; she has posted instructions on how to make a pop-up book camera of your own on her website – head over to the site in case you want to try your hands at building one.



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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