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This project was successfully funded on September 14.

Transform your camera into an eccentric piece of art that truly represents YOU! Decorative Lens caps, Leather Cuffs & Camera Straps =)

About this project

CameraPunk™ - YOUnique Camera accessories

Taking photos is really cool! However, your camera is not. Why would you put all your effort into creating unique, artistic photography with a boring, cookie-cutter camera?

In 2011 I purchased my first DSLR camera, soon to be disheartened at how every single camera looks just like the next. In talking with Trey Ratcliff - a renowned HDR photographer and Steampunk fan- I was thrilled to hear that he had also been seeking a "different look" for his camera.

Although I had been creating Steampunk jewelry for years, it was quite a challenge to figure out how to apply this style to the camera. After some trial and error, the first CameraPunk™ gears were created!!

First CameraPunk™ !!
First CameraPunk™ !!

Since then I've CameraPunked about 20 cameras including my own, and I dream about the day where everyone is walking around with their cameras decked out in unique camera accessories that truly represent the person carrying it.

CameraPunk™ Lens Cap and Leather Cuff
CameraPunk™ Lens Cap and Leather Cuff

CameraPunk™ Lens Caps are not only decorative, but highly functional as well!! The chain clips on to the camera, and stops you from ever dropping or losing your lens cap again!!

I currently create each piece by hand, and although I enjoy this hand making process, it's not scalable, and I won't be able to reach as many people as I'd like to.

With your support, I'll be able to:

- Have professional-grade custom leather die cuts made for the most common lens cap sizes (52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm)

- Acquire a Leather Clicker Press / Machine

- Purchase necessary material in bulk: Leather, Hardware, Chain, Lens Caps 

- Streamline production to improve efficiency, enabling me to make more people's camera unique

- Have CameraPunk readily available in your favorite boutiques and stores

REWARDS: FREE US SHIPPING WITH ALL REWARDS!!

$5 - A HUGE Thank you!! & Project updates!!

$10 - Digital Portfolio of Momo's photography!!

$18 - CameraPunk™ Lens Motif Necklace!!

 $28 - CameraPunk™ LITE!!

 $35 - Stainless Steel Hex Nut Ring!!

 $38 EARLY BIRD or $45 regular - CameraPunk™ Lens Cap DELUXE!!

$46 Vintage Watch Ring!!

Vintage Watch RIng - VIOLET
Vintage Watch RIng - VIOLET
Vintage Watch RIng - MIDNIGHT
Vintage Watch RIng - MIDNIGHT

$48 - Stainless Steel Wing Nut Necklace!! 

$58 EARLY BIRD or $65 regular - CameraPunk™ Lens Cap ULTIMATE!!

$68- Steampunk Earphones!!

Steampunk Earphones - Copper
Steampunk Earphones - Copper
Steampunk Earphones - Silver
Steampunk Earphones - Silver

$80 - CUSTOM!! Camerapunk™ Lens Cap!!

Examples of CUSTOM Lens Caps made with your choice of paint, leather and hardware, in any style you like!!
Examples of CUSTOM Lens Caps made with your choice of paint, leather and hardware, in any style you like!!

 $85 - CUSTOM!! Leather holder WITH 18 Oz Hydro Flask Water Bottle!!

 $90 - Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster!!

Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster - Brown
Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster - Brown
Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster - Brown
Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster - Brown
Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster - Black
Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with Leather Holster - Black

 $95 - CameraPunk™ Leather Camera Strap!!

$100 - LIMITED EDITION!! Trey Ratcliff Lens Cap!!

$125 - CUSTOM!! Leather Lens Cuff!!

CUSTOM Leather Lens Cuff made with your choice of leather, hardware, and style!!
CUSTOM Leather Lens Cuff made with your choice of leather, hardware, and style!!

 $140 - CUSTOM!! Leather Camera Strap!!

CUSTOM Camera Strap made with your choice of leather, hardware, and style!!
CUSTOM Camera Strap made with your choice of leather, hardware, and style!!

 $150 - VALUE CameraPunk™ Set!!

Choose: 1 CameraPunk™ Lens Cap ULTIMATE and 1 Camera Strap!!
Choose: 1 CameraPunk™ Lens Cap ULTIMATE and 1 Camera Strap!!

 $160 - CHRONONAUT!!

A decorative piece that slides into most any camera hot shoe!!
A decorative piece that slides into most any camera hot shoe!!

$280 - Steampunk LSTN Headphones!!

$325 - CameraPunk™ FULL CUSTOM Set!!

Fully customized Lens Cap, Lens Cuff and Camera Strap!!
Fully customized Lens Cap, Lens Cuff and Camera Strap!!

$500 - Custom Lens Cap + Lunch & Photo Walk with Momo!!

Let's CameraPunk your gear and go on a photo walk together!!
Let's CameraPunk your gear and go on a photo walk together!!

What is the current stage of the project?

I will be working with a leather manufacturer with years of experience in creating custom leather die cuts, as well as performing the actual die cutting with a clicker machine. We will be ready to start production as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is complete. Production and delivery will take approximately 4 months:

Week 1-4: Order custom leather die cuts and purchase all the necessary materials such as leather, hardware, chain, and lens caps in bulk

Week 5-12: Production of reward items in the order of earliest delivery date

Week 13-15: Packing and shipping of rewards to backers

Learn More About CameraPunk™

CameraPunk™ on Facebook

Momo Lee on Facebook

Momo's Steampunk jewelry Momotique on Facebook

Trey Ratcliff on www.StuckInCustoms.com

Trey Ratcliff on Google Plus

Burning Man

After the Kickstarter, please come visit at CameraPunk.com , and connect on twitter and Facebook !

Risks and challenges

SPREADING THE WORD: I am amazed at how many amazing KickStarter projects are submitted each day!! In order to create the attention and traffic I need for this project to be successful, I plan to reach out to camera / photography /steampunk websites, bloggers, and associations, and also to participate in related conventions and exhibitions to further spread the word. I am thrilled to have Trey Ratcliff and other inspiring photographers fully supporting and believing in this project as well.

CREATING THE REWARDS: Once the funding is in place, my challenge will be to create each reward item in large quantities, all while maintaining the highest quality. I have quality checkpoints at every stage of the process from the leather manufacturing to putting it into the envelope to send to you! I will also be communicating closely with those backers who have pledged for custom pieces, so I can create exactly what they are looking for.

Please feel free to contact me If you have any other questions, concerns, or requests!

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    A Huge THANK YOU!! for your support and receive project updates!! Every dollar counts in making more cameras YOUnique!!

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    7 backers

    Digital portfolio of 20 of my own photography (in original resolution). You can print them out into postcards and posters, or use them as screen savers!! See collage of photos in the left column!!

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    CameraPunk™ lens motif pendant (1in diameter) with necklace. Thank you for your support & spreading the word!! See pendant photo in left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    CameraPunk™ Lens Cap LITE: A simple two-tone lens cap that adds a pop to your camera, with a matching chain and clasp. Choose from Copper, Bronze, Silver or Brown. See lens cap photo in left column!! Available in all lens cap size!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    Stainless Steel Ring: My original design ring made from a Stainless Steel Hex Nut, machine drilled and polished to perfection. Available in Sizes 6-12. Great for Men and Women. See ring photo in the left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    EARLY BIRD CameraPunk™ Lens Cap DELUXE!! Thank you for believing in this project, and being one of the first backers!! Get a CameraPunk Lens Cap DELUXE with chain for $38 instead of $45!! A sleek combination of the two-tone lens cap with fine leather and matching chain. Choose from Silver, Bronze, Copper, or Brown. See photo in left column!! Available in lens cap sizes: 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm. FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    CameraPunk™ Lens Cap DELUXE with chain: A sleek combination of the two-tone lens cap with fine leather and matching chain. Choose from Silver, Bronze, Copper, or Brown. See photo in left column!! Available in lens cap sizes: 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm. FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    Vintage Watch Ring: Elegant rings made with vintage Bulova watch movements, adorned with Swarovski Crystals. It's adjustable so they make great gifts too!! Choose from VIOLET or MIDNIGHT. See ring photos in the left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    Stainless Steel Wing Nut Pendant on a Gunmetal link chain. The bolt screws on and off, serving as a clasp!! See necklace photo in left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    18 backers Limited (22 left of 40)

    EARLY BIRD CameraPunk™ Lens Cap ULTIMATE!! Thank you for believing in this project, and being one of the first backers!! Get a CameraPunk™ Lens Cap ULTIMATE with chain for $58 instead of $65!!An exquisite combination of the two-tone lens cap with fine leather & unique hardware . Choose from TRIBAL, KELTIC KNOT, FLORAL, or TURQUOISE. See photo in left column!! Available in lens cap sizes: 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm. FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    3 backers

    CameraPunk Lens Cap™ ULTIMATE: An exquisite combination of the two-tone lens cap with fine leather & unique hardware . Choose from TRIBAL, KELTIC KNOT, FLORAL, or TURQUOISE. See lens cap photos in the left column!! Available in lens cap sizes: 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm. FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    Steampunk Earphones: High quality clip-on earphones. Choose from Copper or Silver, and color of center stone. See photo in left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    11 backers

    CUSTOM!! CameraPunk™ Lens Cap: We will discuss via e-mail to custom make your lens cap with your choice of paint, leather and hardware, in any style you like. See example lens caps in the left column!! Available in ALL lens cap sizes. FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    10 backers

    CUSTOM!! Leather holder (made with leather of your choice) WITH 18 Oz Hydro Flask Water Bottle: Perfect for Burning Man & Festivals!! These amazing Water Bottles keep liquids cold for 24hrs, and hot for 12hours. See photo in the left column! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    Stainless Steel SteamPunk Flask with custom Leather Holster: Perfect for Burning Man & Festivals!! Unique SteamPunk Flask with a glass viewing window. Choose from Brown or Black leather holster. Convenient snap on/ snap off feature. See photos of in left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    CameraPunk™ Leather Camera Strap: State of the Art leather camera strap in black or brown leather. Choose between SPIRAL and KELTIC HEART and the color of leather. See photos in the left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    13 backers Limited (87 left of 100)

    LIMITED EDITION Trey Ratcliff inspired CameraPunk™ Lens Cap!! All 3 gears move in sync. Only 100 will ever be made to celebrate this special occasion!! See photo in the left column!! Available in lens cap sizes: 52mm & up. FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    Leather Lens Cuff: CUSTOM leather lens cuff that wraps around the lens. See photo in left column!!

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    4 backers

    Custom CameraPunk™ Leather Camera Strap: We will discuss via e-mail to custom make your camera strap with your choice of leather and style!! See photo in left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    VALUE!! CameraPunk™ Set: Choose 1 ULTIMATE Lens Cap (TRIBAL, KELTIC KNOT, FLORAL, or TURQUOISE) and a Camera Strap (KELTIC HEART or SPIRAL). (Value of $160!!) Available in lens cap sizes: 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm. FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    CHRONONAUT: Instantly steampunk your camera with the “Chrononaut” – a steam powered time-travel machine that mounts onto most any camera hot shoe…
    Found gears & cogs, remnants of brass frames and embellishments are used to create this piece, making each piece truly one of a kind… See photo in left column!!

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    SteamPunk LSTN Headphones: Environmentally friendly LSTN Headphones made from reclaimed wood, SteamPunked with leather, rivets, and hardware. See photo in left column!! FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    6 backers

    CameraPunk™ FULL CUSTOM Set: We will discuss via e-mail to create a fully customized look, with a CUSTOM Lens Cap, Lens Cuff and Camera Strap!! (Value of $345!!) Available in ALL lens cap sizes. FREE SHIPPING within US!!

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    1 backer

    Photo Walk and Lunch with the creator: Momo will hand deliver your CUSTOM Lens Cap in person, following with a photo walk and lunch!! Either in Los Angeles or San Diego area.

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Funding period

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