For this project my vision was to create a very simplistic resemblance of the Canon Eos R series camera. The function is not really an aspect as much as the form. For the form I wanted a general shape and configuration to resemble the camera. I was trying for a desktop styled symbol. I want to see if I could make a more professional version later. I wanted to challenge myself by using only a singular piece of material to create the project, and this constraint would challenge my minimalism side.
The design process was relatively consistent and simple. I iterated once and the ideal version for the process to me would be a press break stamping machine that could cut perfect edges out of any material you please. I would most likely use a metal or fine wood to create the camera, specifically black metal.
The fabrication process consisted of first cutting out a template for the shape of the camera. From here it was a tracing to create every layer needed. As seen in the images there is a circular form cut out to represent the cameras lens attachment section. This is held in place by two horizontal support arms. The frame structure is held up by two vertical arms and the flash representation is a small vertical support. There is no glue or any fasteners because I wanted to keep the single material challenge in place.
The final product is a simple but telling object. I would say I met my expected artistic goals because I wanted to see if I could turn this into something more. I do think I will refine the project because I simply want it to look better but I am happy with this ‘first iteration’. I want to push towards a metal version and a more refined and perfected version of the project.