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The Cameratruck – Pinhole camera truck

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Clara writes “We’re currently setting up an exhibit Spain’s largest and most prestigious photography festival, about the one month road trip we’ve made around Spain aboard a 5 meter truck we’ve converted into a giant pinhole camera. We’ve taken over 80 photos all around the Iberian peninsula, 20 of which will be exhibited in Madrid this coming june. The truck will be on display as well. Our negatives measure 1,30m x 3m, 3000 times bigger than conventional negatives. We develop them on the floor of the truck, with car washing sponges to schlop on the fixer and developer. Pretty cool. Some american dude we found on the internet is the culprit of the idea. So we decided to get in touch with him last year to bring him over, just because we thought he was nuts, and organize the trip. We’ve also filmed a documentary. It should be out soon.”Link.

10 thoughts on “The Cameratruck – Pinhole camera truck

  1. I remember they used this trick in the Bloodhound Gang on 3-2-1 Contact when they were trapped in a box truck once. They put a pinhole in one side of the truck so they could see an inverted image of the area on the other wall of the truck.

    That had to be at least 20 years ago….

  2. this is so cool -i am also making a trailer camera -pinhole pics will be 38 inches by 68 inches on 1/8 inch plastic then  later  for contact onto streched canves that i will cover  with my emulsion- i make  negative and positive photographic emulsions so plan to reshoot the western united states and then go into mexico and shoot hi altitude landscapes and those old churches in that country -found your site as was experimenting with pinhole sizes  and needed information an large pinholes -thankss for the posts and pictures

  3. this is so cool -i am also making a trailer camera -pinhole pics will be 38 inches by 68 inches on 1/8 inch plastic then  later  for contact onto streched canves that i will cover  with my emulsion- i make  negative and positive photographic emulsions so plan to reshoot the western united states and then go into mexico and shoot hi altitude landscapes and those old churches in that country -found your site as was experimenting with pinhole sizes  and needed information an large pinholes -thankss for the posts and pictures

  4. saw your wonderful pictures of pinhole -that is so important to me -i also am almost done with with my trailer camera -10 feet long -pinhole on side like yours image size is 38 x 68 inches-i make photographic negative  and positive emulsions and will shoot on 1×8 inch plastic sheets with my negative covered emulsions and then later will contact  that onto different materials for show -i use a large  vacumn board to hold my negative  material that works off a 12 volt to 118 volt ac inverter to run the vacumm and have 3 solar panels on my trailer that keeps my 2  deep cycle  batterys charged -as i also have a gold  wheel i run when i am in the  mountains looking for gold that runs off 12 volts too -so looking for gold and taking pictures is where im at -thanks for the wonderful pictures -am very interested in anyone who may be interested in photographic emulsion making or want s to learn it  -thanks for being there- takermaker

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