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Vintage cameras become nightlights

As fond as your memories of VHS players and recently defunct Sony Walkmans might be, decorating your living room with them is best avoided. Yet, judging by a new collection of eye-catching nightlights, the same can’t be said of vintage cameras, repurposed to shed a little light in your abode.

The designs are the handiwork of US-based part-time photographer and long-time Pixar employee Jason Hull, who harvested Fifties and Sixties film cameras from various flea markets before converting them into plug-in lights.

Hull’s process involved plucking out the mechanical innards to act as a shell for inner-lighting, and he ensured some lightbulbs (such as the one in the Kodak Brownie Starflash, pictured) were oversized, giving the overstated panache of an early-day paparazzo’s bright flash bulb.

We should point out that no rare cameras were harmed in the making of the lights, as every model chosen was mass-produced and built of lightweight plastic — which also means there’s more chance of a wallet-soothing price when they become available to order in early 2012.

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