"I’ll take an interest in illustration"

So in my History of Photography class we had to make a camera obscura (the machine the lovely band is named after). The best part is I actually got mine to function as it should. 

It's made from a cardboard box painted black on the inside. The lens is a magnifying glass connected to a Pringles can. I cut out the back of the box and put a piece of tracing paper in it's place.

When you shine a light on an object and place the lens in front of it, the images is reflected onto the tracing paper upside-down and laterally reversed. (Sorry the quality of the photo isn't very good, the flash on the camera wipes out the image.) 

I am probably waaaay too excited about this, but let's be honest, it's pretty cool. 

And just because, here is a picture of Tracyanne Campbell from Camera Obscura being awesome. 

(Title is from Tears for Affairs on the album Let's Get Out of This Country)