Thursday, August 9, 2007

World's largest photo

The world's largest photo will be on display at the Art Center College of Design in Pasedina, California, from September the 6th to 29th. This photo was the work of the Legacy Project.


A F-18 fighter plane hangar in California was turned into a camera. A team of six artists used a tiny peephole in the hangar doors to project light from the outside onto a sheath of light-sensitive fabric hanging inside the darkened facility.

The photographers used a 31 (0.9 meter)-by-111 foot (34-meter) piece of white fabric covered in 20 gallons (75 liters) of light-sensitive emulsion as the photographic "negative." The fabric alone, which was imported from Germany, weighed 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms).

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 (2,271 liters) of back-and-white developer solution and 1,200 gallons (4,542 liters) of fixer.


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

The Guinness Book of World Records created two new categories for this: the world’s largest photograph and the world’s largest camera.

International Herald Tribune

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