PS - The precursor
Does anyone remember in which books the "Railroad Camera" was mentioned? - I mean this one, the image of which I have stolen from Photo.net, but no apologies as it looks like it was previously stolen to go on Photo.net
Regarding the post above, even my professional environmental and arts documentation, in state and federal gov't collections in Australia, was better the longer I spent on the project and the more I knew the landscapes and people involved - Also, I do not photograph "art nudes" - My new work is strong naked portraits of strong beautiful women and the best images are coming from women in their 40s and 50s, with 10x8' negs celebrating their textural history - (The exhibition of these is booked for Fremantle, Western Australia in March 2014)
Also, I thought the figure requested on the Manarchy website is US$50,000, which seems very reasonable for the project - I have no way of understanding $8 million dollars, those sort of figures become meaningless to me - There is a big precedent for this kind of funding in the work of Christo, but he has had that aspect of his work wrapped up for a long time
New callsign to be
Grumpy Old Man
I thought about through Railroad Camera. The idea behind it was that the photo had to be a contact print for the PAris fair.
Looks like something you might have your picture take with at Disney World. The guys over at DPUG are working on something similar...
Anybody any idea where I can get film in this size and who makes it?
Welcome to the forum! Are you thinking about building one of these?
I'm guessing that you'd either talk to Simon R Galley (of Ilford) on the board here, or else contact Keith Canham at Canham Cameras for a Kodak special order.
The Kodak special order is a minumum $15,000.
Yea, but on the bright side think how few boxes it would take. Unless they chose to sell it in boxes of QTY 1.
Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller
Hmmm, unless Kodak said, "Here's the tail end of a roll, cut it yourself." I think that Manarchy may have mentioned cutting it from a roll.
But OTOH, that means you could have a panorama camera with 4-1/2 ft tall negatives. Have to get ahold of that Bosch & Lomb lens from the Mammoth camera, though.