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The worlds largest mobile camera goes on tour. Shaun Irving has sunk his life savings into creating what may be the worlds largest mobile pin hole camera. His goal: To teach the youth of America that expensive cameras and Photoshop are not necessary to make good photographs. See how it works.
posted by Gif (15 comments total)

 
To teach the youth of America that expensive cameras and Photoshop are not necessary to make good photographs.

... just not by viewing his web site. How can the youth of America judge whether he can make good photos with his van when he only shows one big blurry half-unrolled negative of a car?
posted by humuhumu at 7:17 AM on August 4, 2003


Ahhhhhh ... but it's not digital ....
posted by BlueMetal at 7:20 AM on August 4, 2003


humuhumu: but where would you find the scanner? here? That's a long drive...

Is it really a pinhole camera if it has lenses? Is the projection onto the film linear-ish? Hard to tell from the car picture...
posted by tss at 7:45 AM on August 4, 2003


do the youth of america give a damn?
posted by quonsar at 7:55 AM on August 4, 2003


humuhumu: but where would you find the scanner?

No, he just needs to take a picture with his van of any picture he's taken with his van, and then he can... ummm... oh.
posted by humuhumu at 8:01 AM on August 4, 2003


Hey now, you can make perfectly good pancakes at home instead of going to Denny's, too.
posted by angry modem at 8:30 AM on August 4, 2003


He sure could teach the youth of America about poor site design...MY GOD all those scrolling bars.
posted by Henry Flower at 8:36 AM on August 4, 2003


Also, check out camp pinhole.
posted by slipperywhenwet at 8:37 AM on August 4, 2003


See also The Pinhole Van, made out of a cargo truck. (Sadly, the site is down, and it's not clear if the project is still active.)
posted by me3dia at 8:44 AM on August 4, 2003


He should also buy some new shirts before going on a public tour...
posted by hoskala at 1:10 PM on August 4, 2003


that expensive cameras and Photoshop are not necessary

Ummm... buddy.... gotta buy a frickin' van, customize it, fill it with gas, buy giant rolls of film (which can't be too cheap), developing solutions, insure the van, drive it around, etc...

Hmmm, "expensive cameras", eh?
posted by jkaczor at 4:36 PM on August 4, 2003


What mileage does your camera get?
posted by mecran01 at 4:52 PM on August 4, 2003


What about the camera trailer?
posted by Vidiot at 8:31 PM on August 4, 2003


Ahhhhhh ... but it's not digital ....

A buddy of mine was playing around with our friend's START - an ooold (pre war?) medium format camera. After explaining the controls, he was sent off to play around with it. Instead he brought it back 3 minutes later saying, 'screw this, I can't find the macro button. where's the flower? WHERE'S THE FLOWER?'
posted by jedrek at 3:37 AM on August 5, 2003


Wired magazine is reporting on this.
posted by Gif at 5:52 AM on August 7, 2003


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