|As Halloween fast approaches, we were inspired to bring you some of the most bizarre and dark eco products. Hands down, this pin hole skull camera crafted by sculpture artist Wayne Martin Bleger is the spookiest we have ever seen. The piece, entitled Third Eye, is part of a small collection of eerie photography equipment made from metal, precious stones, and human remains.|
|The device works by briefly exposing film inside the skull. And just like other pin hole cameras, there are no lenses, battery powered flashes, or any ability to zoom in on a subject. Bleger says he prefers this low-tech photo capturing method, because it’s the most “true representation of a segment of light and time – a pure reflection of what is at that moment.”
From a green design perspective, the camera incorporates re-purposed and natural materials, but the use of a human skull has created a stir about whether or not it is ethical. We’ll refer to the artist’s take on it – in his artist statement, Bleger comments that his work is inspired by the gold and silver products used by priests that represent the body and blood of a spirit. He also states that each camera is intended to relate to a specific subject to be photographed; in the above case it is a grave site. As intended, the sepia-toned, blurry photos taken with the camera give on-lookers a chilling feeling, along with an appreciation for the odd and beautifully dark imagery.