Kurt Mottweiler : Designer | Maker
I've been envisioning and making objects since childhood and tend to like things that combine wood, metal and other materials with mechanical and electronic elements. I'm naturally drawn to simple, modern designs. I have been a luthier, a furniture maker, an architectural millworker, a graphic designer, a photographer and a motorcycle mechanic. My shoulder-based alter ego is an African Grey parrot named Zane. If you imagine I might be able to help you, I'm available for consultation on any project - 503.201.9326 in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
Pinoramic 120 : 1991 - Medium format, lensless panoramic camera
Some thoughts about building cameras.
Ritual Luminous Object - a handheld LED torch
Posts about lighting.
Inside view - Pinoramic 120
Flickr images from this and my other camera designs.
Bayonet mount \ switching element for LED torch.
A brief overview of my lighting design.
Pinoramic 120 Series 2 - medium format lensless panoramic camera
Cars in the Park photo series.
Zeplyn - a Luminous Photonic Appliance
More about the Zeplyn luminaire.
Opened view with back removed - Pinoramic 120 Series 2 - Yes, this is a camera
Pinoramic 120 Version 2 - some details.
Zeplyn architecture - a view of the base and lift off sculptural luminaire
A little about me.
P.90 camera - Medium format camera for lensless imaging
The P.90 camera - some details.
graceful Samurai - a kinetic, photonic device
A bit about my shop processes.
Computer controlled, rotating panoramic camera for 5 inch film
A panoramic camera design.
Palomar - desktop luminaire
Contact me - send your thoughts.
User interface design for the 5 inch panoramic camera
Don't stop here . . . explore the site for more examples.