Origami fiends, take note: the gauntlet has been thrown down by Matthew Nicholson with a series of eye-popping creations. And these aren’t just decorative folds. These papercraft creations can be worn and, in the case of his lookalike Leica camera, used.
As well as being a professional free runner, Matt is a student at Central Saint Martin’s art school in London. He devised the foldable take on a Leica M3, card reimagining of a Rolex Submariner and bespoke paper suit for a project he’s dubbed Making TheDesirable Accessible Through An A4 Printer.
All three designs will eventually be made available as free templates on his website (you can grab the plans for the Fauxlex Submariner 5512 right now) which is decidedly more pocket-friendly than trying to pull together enough cash to buy the real thing.
The fake foldable Lieca M3 (that misspelling is intentional) even works as a pinhole camera with a mechanism for loading the film. If that design doesn’t take your fancy, Matt has also created a design for a paper pinhole CCTV camera.
You can see more of If you want to see his work in the flesh, it’s being shown at the Rochell School in Shoreditch, London from the 15 – 23 June. Check out more of his work on his Flickr page and him at work in the video below: