Hello everybody! I´m TOÑO CAÑADAS, I´m the founder of Nopo Cameras, I´ve been working as a photographer during the last ten years, and that, together with my passion for design and crafts, has driven me to start this project. I started with help from my family and friends, and little by little it has been brought to life also through the support of many other people who trust in the project and in Nopo´s cameras.
·This is just the end of the beginning, the travel starts now·
NOPO is a handcrafted photographic camera brand located in Madrid. After an in-depth process of research and design, NOPO saw the light two years ago. Today we present you our line of pinhole cameras in 35 mm, medium format and large format. We built each camera with passion and patience. They are all made with walnut, cherry and birch Wood.
¿WHAT IS PINHOLE?
Pinhole is a no lens photographic technique. We capture the reality inside of a box with the light coming in just throw a little hole. Many of us still believe in the magic involved in the use of photographic film and in its possibilities. Pinhole photography also offers you the chance of enjoying an alternative photographic technique, with great aesthetic possibilities through experiencing with light and time.
"Make pictures with patience, then feel the process and enjoy the results..."
MORE THAN CAMERAS…
Nopo is actually an analogue photography project. We also aim to go beyond and to encourage the practice of analog photography via our own workshops and other photo encounters.
AND WHAT´S NEXT?
DESIGNS AND PROTOTYPES
All NOPO cameras are built from walnut, cherry and birch wood. We made them with handcrafted techniques and new technological processes such as laser cutting, computer numerical control cutting (CNC) and 3D printing. Each NOPO camera passes through our hands to assure an excellent unique and durable product.
All the components are originals and made for the cameras. Building our own parts was an expensive and long walk. We did it one for the first stock run, and we are committed to continue.
Each camera is conceived for efficient and easy use: just load your film, use the marks on the camera for framing and shoot!. Once you are done, simply rewind and the film is ready for film processing.
One of the most important part of the cameras is the central shutter. It is a set of 14 different wood and steel pieces, that work with a simple twist, which allows a 52mm thread to place colour and effect filters.
Committed to the environment, NOPO uses certified wood in the construction of its cameras. This commitment does not end here: with each camera sold we are funding forestry planting around the globe via TIST foundation, "international reforestation group". To learn more please visit www.tist.org
THE NOPO MAGNET PLATE
This is our pocket camera, after all the workshops we,ve done with pinhole matches box we decide to work in this model. So small and light you can carry it any place. It comes with a strong magnet in the bottom, so that you can use any metal as your tripod!!
The most expected camera is already here. Our large format camera for 9x12 and 5´x4´ sheet film holder.
The solarigraphy is one of the most incredible tecnhniques that only can made by pinhole. Huge time images , from one moth to one year of exposure you can get an amazing picture of the sun movement. This is our most simple camera, ready to use with the paper inside. And it´s reusable!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Risks and challenges
-We´ll need a time for improve the workshop before start production, but we already have a nice stock and almost all the materials for the rest of the cameras we offer for the first producction to face the early shipments in December, it will be a real challenge, there are many details before to get it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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