For the big picture it makes sense to use a big camera

Friday, 27 January, 2012

US photographer Dennis Manarchy has built a camera that is some ten metres in length. While the two metre high negatives it produces may be too much for some photographers to handle, the resulting images are said to be highly detailed.

Styled like an old fashioned large format camera, it’s so large that a person can work comfortably inside it. The negatives measure 6×4.5 feet, and are so large that windows must be used as lightboxes to examine them. The detail in a portrait subjects’ eyeball alone is a thousand times greater than what you get with the average negative.

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