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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

World's Largest Photograph and Camera

A three-story-tall image that was taken using a camera obscura made from an old airplane hangar has qualified with the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest photograph in the world, the photographers who created it said Monday.

The hangar-turned-camera also qualified as the world's largest camera, measuring more than 44 feet tall and 161 feet long, according to The Legacy Project, which created the artwork.

The photographers used a 31-by-111 foot piece of white fabric covered in 20 gallons of light-sensitive emulsion as the photographic "negative." The fabric alone, which was imported from Germany, weighed 1,200 pounds.

After exposing the fabric for up to 10 days, they developed it in a tub the size of an Olympic swimming pool, using 600 gallons of back-and-white developer solution and 1,200 gallons of fixer.

The picture is about 11 stories long and about three stories tall.

The Guinness Book of World Records created two new categories for the feat, the world's largest photograph and the world's largest camera. Link [via]


Comments

Joshua Johnson

That is a use for an old hangar that probably never would have occured to me...and I have had some...different ideas.

Does it count as a camera, if isn't the modern sort?

I haven't, but I've made other stuff...

(In case my name doesn't work, the site to see the "other stuff" is www.junkcreation.com

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