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monster view camera Gigantic View Camera in a Delivery Truck

Massive wet plate photos are Ian Ruhter‘s specialty. He’s built an enormous view camera out of a delivery truck and is crisscrossing the states capturing moments with silver and light. Each image is rendered on a light sensitive plate treated with volatile chemicals moments before a photo is taken. The bill of materials on some of the Ruhter’s larger shots can cost upwards of $500 a pop. Catch Ian introducing his creation in this video by LA-based Laura Austin. [via DIYP]

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