Revisioning Camera Lenses

By Leah King / Published by Dwell
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I’ve developed into a true shutterbug, a camera geek who doesn’t leave home without one. Obsessed with vintage cameras, camera lenses, and taking photos—that's me in a nutshell. It's not just the functionality of a camera that appeals to me, but its various forms as well.

What if camera geeks of all stripes could display more than just a sharp eye? How about a sleek, one-of-a-kind, modern bracelet fashioned out of a recycled camera lens? Craig Arnold, an Australian photographer, did just that. He re-conceptualizes and reuses discarded camera lenses, crafting them into beautifully designed bracelets.

Craig Arnold's upcycled "Aperture Cuff" can be purchased at oyemodern.com.

Craig Arnold's upcycled "Aperture Cuff" can be purchased at oyemodern.com.

An old camera lens is upcycled into a fashionable cuff.

An old camera lens is upcycled into a fashionable cuff.

Craig's designs can be purchased at oyemodern.com.

Leah King

@leahking

As Dwell's digital edition production manager, Leah King manages the creation of the digital replica of the magazine and sees it through as it transforms to be viewed on the iPad, Nook and Kindle. Shepherding through images and editorial pages, iconic designers and their designs, architects and their creations, and the photographers who shoot them, gives her a unique opportunity to see to the beauty and style produced in each issue of Dwell. Leah also contributes editorially to dwell.com. In life outside of Dwell, she indulges in her passions for photography, vinyl albums, collecting vintage electronics and calling it like she sees it over at Caught Looking.

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