Remember those analog cameras with bellows you used to only see in history books?
Well, now you can actually own one that’ll work with newfangled Fujifilm Instax Mini paper.
The Jollylook instant camera, which just reached its funding goal on Kickstarter, is the first of its kind to be made from recycled paper and cardboard.
Pull out the viewfinder, look through it, and click to trigger the shutter.
Then eject the photo from the top of the camera by turning the handle. As metal rollers push the photo paper up, they break the seal containing the processing liquid, initiating the development process on the instant film.Â
The camera’s accordion-like body, shutter and aperture are fashioned from thick paper and laminated cardboard.Â
The camera’s Kickstarter campaign has now reached over $18,000, surpassing its goal of $15,000.
Early bird pledges for one camera start at $32, and the camera is estimated to start shipping by June 2017.
However, its also worth noting that Kickstarter campaigns in the past have not always delivered, so perhaps don’t get too overly excited.
According to project co-founder Oleg Khalip, he came up with the idea for the Jollylook as he was showing his son the insides of an analog camera.Â
“I had to study the structure of many analog cameras…no existing structure worked for Jollylook, so I had to invent a new shutter,” said Khalip on the Kickstarter page.
The sample photos taken by the Jollylook camera appear decently sharp, not to mention the instant hipster points you’ll earn while carrying it around town.
The best part of all? You’ll never have to worry about your camera running out of battery again.Â