Tyrannosaurus photoventris
Judith Hoffman, 2009

This is just awesome! It’s a dinocamera from artist/photographer/metalworker/amateur time traveler Judith Hoffman:

That’s a lens cap/shutter on his navel. He takes pinhole photos of the late Cretaceous using paper negatives.

Here’s one of the “photos of the Cretaceous:”


The realism is mind-boggling! I feel like I’m about to be devoured by a plastic toy on the set of a B-movie!

You can see more fun photos here, at Judith’s site. She also has a show opening tomorrow at the Peninsula Art Museum, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, California 94002. Hours are Wednesday-Friday 12 – 4, Saturday, Sunday, 1 – 4.


  1. #1 John
    September 12, 2009

    And I thought there was only one Godzilla!

  2. #2 llewelly
    September 13, 2009

    FAKE. It can’t operate the camera! Its arms are too short.

  3. #3 DuWayne
    September 13, 2009

    This is way too much fun. It does provide this shocking sense that my starwars figures are totally screwed…

  4. #4 sirvan
    September 15, 2009

    Wow! It’s cool. No godzilla but a t-rex. :-)

  5. #5 Monado, FCD
    September 15, 2009

    Silly, the arms don’t have to reach! It operates the camera with its toes.