Where the camera industry is zigging, photographer Dennis Manarchy is zagging. Manarchy designed and built the largest film camera in the world. This ginormous format camera is 35 feet long, 8 feet wide, 12 feet tall, and it uses 6-foot film negatives.

Manarchy’s incredible goal is to take the camera all around the United States and document portraits of people from all different cultures. Followed by a traveling exhibition where he’ll display 24-foot prints of the portraits, printed at detail never before seen at that scale.

Be sure to see the video they made, giving more explanation into the history and vision behind this project. I would love to visit the Butterflies & Buffalo exhibit if it ever comes near Kansas City.

The Best Camera Is the One You Have Built on Top of a 40-Foot Trailer