French filmmaker and photographer Mathieu Stern created a 3D printed camera lens that takes gorgeous and unique photos. The lens also features interchangeable slides that allow Stern to change the shape of the bokeh in his images from round to square, and even into the shape of the Twitter logo.
Stern designed his new tool around an old lens. The images created with the lens are perfectly sharp in the middle but distort significantly around the edges that give them a distinct look.
I always dreamed to create my own lens.
Collecting old and weird lenses is a passion of course, but sometimes I want to experiment with my own creations, even if I love to modify old lenses, here I wanted to look into the future.