Quote Originally Posted by ksmattfish
In the mid to late 90s I read an article in a photography mag about a Japanese photographer who was doing some pretty radical camera modification, such as welding 2 K-1000s together and mounting a Pentax 67 lens, and then refinishing the whole thing in leopard print leatherette. He had built/rebuilt all sorts of beautiful but crazy cameras. I have tried to search for information on this, but have had no luck. Does anyone know who I'm talking about?

Info on any other "mad scientists" would also be appreciated.
eh, might you mean mutohide? Here's a link: http://www8.plala.or.jp/mutohide/

we are secret admirers of this man. (Maybe not so secret anymore now.) When we win the lottery, we want to travel to Japan to meet him! He's fantastic.

And... his site offers some nice repair hints on exotic cameras as well. Really usefull.

We 'frankenstein' cameras as well, but on a more modest scale until now. Pics will soon come on our webpage in progress. Mail me with your details, so I can notify you when it's on-line.