Korean designer Kvanhun Hyun, specializing in the creation of pinhole cameras, designed a unique pinhole camera called Heartbeat, functioning by means of a clockwork. The chamber is made in a retro style therefore against any modern Heartbeat digital camera looks extraordinary.
A miniature camera is collected by hand from the master of the copper plates and rings, as well as the old mechanical watches. Like all of the pinhole camera, HHeartbeat has no usual lock, instead of it at the case of the camera there is a small opening a diaphragm through which passes light projecting the turned image.
For opening / closing a diaphragm is used in Heartbeat rare clockwork Unitas 6497, located under the glass in front of the camera. To take a picture, you need to set the shutter aperture, having got clockwork. Long exposure to pinhole cameras provide better images, so you can start the clock mechanism at the time from a few seconds to several minutes.
Despite such a complex and unusual process of the camera, the pictures on the Heartbeat obtained far the worst quality. Although pinhole photography and is one of the oldest forms of photography, thanks to the original mechanism of its cell, the Korean master was able to demonstrate not only its fascination, but also simplicity.
The master manually collected two similar cameras differing among themselves only by color of the case and an arrangement of a clockwork. In the first model Heartbeat golden mechanism Unitas 6497 is placed in the most prominent place, thus simulating the lens. The Heartbeat 2 camera has silvery coloring, its clockwork is located under small tight glass in the top part of the camera, between crowns. Any, other copy of Heartbeat will not be on sale.