Matchbox Camera

The Matchbox Camera is a pinhole camera made from 100 percent recycled paper that YOU build and use to take great pictures.

The Matchbox Camera is a fantastic way for anyone to broaden their photographic horizons and explore their own creativity. See the world in a new way and go beyond the constraints of traditional lens based photography.

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See the world through a microscopic hole in a camera that you make from a single sheet of A4 paper.


Converting a box of matches into a pinhole camera has been a classic rainy day project for science students and the photo-curious for decades. Now for the first time PaperCamera.co.uk offers a brand new design in pinhole photography. With its long exposure times the Matchbox Camera is perfect for still life, landscapes and ultra creative portraits.