When somebody asks whether or not you’ve shot {a photograph} ‘with a potato,’ they’re normally making a cheeky remark concerning the high quality of the picture. Within the case of Simon Meyer, although, taking pictures with a potato — and loads of different unusual objects — is extra a press release of truth than a jape concerning the high quality of his photos.

Simon Meyer is a German movie director and photographer who’s utilizing his TikTok account to showcase a number of wacky digital camera ‘lenses’ he makes and retrofits to his Sony a7 III by means of numerous means. Thus far, he’s managed to show a potato, a shoe, a roll of bathroom paper and even an Elmo stuffed animal into pinhole lenses of types to seize the world round him by means of very unconventional — to not point out uncomfortable — means.

Under are the 4 TikTok movies Meyer has to this point shared:


@simonmeyer_director I made a diy lens out of a potatoe 😂 #images #tutorial #diy ♬ Oh No – Kreepa


@simonmeyer_director I used a shoe as a lens 😂🙏 #filmmaker #diy #tutorial #photographytricks #sonya7iii #blackmagicpocketcinema4k #fypシ ♬ Act 2: Within the Corridor of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg

Bathroom Paper Roll

@simonmeyer_director That is how I made a lens out of toiletpaper 😂🙏 #images #photographersoftiktok #2022 #toiletpaper #sony #cameralenses #arricamera ♬ Give up – Natalie Taylor


Warning: You won’t need to watch this in case you have youngsters round. It’d traumatize them to look at their Sesame Road buddy get lobotomized.

@simonmeyer_director Reply to @sallimartin I did it 🙏😂 elmo digital camera lens! #digital camera #phototricks #photographytricksandtips #analoguefilm #vintagecamera #filmtricks #fypシ ♬ Avengers Endgame: Most important on Finish Theme (From “Avengers: Endgame”) – Cinematic Legacy

Meyer is taking requests for future lenses, so in case you’re excited by seeing what may be changed into a digital camera lens, head on over to his TikTok profile and counsel the thing.