Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Worlds Largest Photo



Aly said...

Wow that is RIDICULOUS.

Cam said...

nothing like painting emulsion on with a broom

Cam said...

if you were wondering

Finished Size: 107’-5" x 31’-5"; 3,375 square feet.

Photograph type: Black and white negative image with a gelatin sizing and a hand-coated gelatin silver emulsion.

Subjects Depicted: The Marine Corps Air Station El Toro control tower, twin runways, and heart of the future Orange County Great Park, with a backdrop of the San Joaquin Hills and the Laguna Beach Wilderness.

Camera: Building #115, an F-18 fighter plane hangar at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Irvine, California.

Camera Size: 44’-2" feet high by 79’-6" feet deep by 161’-6" feet wide.

Materials To Darken Hanger: 24,000 square feet of six mil black viscuine; 1,300 gallons foam gap filler; 1.52 miles of two-inch wide black gorilla tape; 40 cans of black spray paint.

Fabric Substrate: Seamless unbleached muslin specially ordered from Germany and weighing 1,200 pounds rigged.

Aperture Size: One-quarter inch (6mm) pinhole fifteen feet above ground level-no lens or other optics.

Emulsion: 80 liters of Rockland Liquid Light-a gelatin silver black and white sensitizer hand-painted onto the fabric under safelight illumination. Emulsion applied on July 7, 2006.

Exposure: 35 minutes beginning at 11:30 a.m. July 8, 2006

Date of Development: July 8, 2006

Developing Materials: 600 gallons traditional black-and-white developer and 1,200 gallons fixer delivered by ten high-volume submersible pumps.

Developing Tray: Eight mil vinyl pool liner contained by a wooden sidewall-114 feet x 35 feet x 6 inches deep.

Print Wash: Twin 4.5 inch fire hoses connected to a pair of hydrants tested at 750 gallons-per-minute.

David Arnar said...

1200 Gallons of fixer. Jebus. Why didn't they make a positive while they were at it ?