A Lomographer's Dream Car

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How many cameras does it take to cover a van? No, this is not a trick question involving calculating the surface area of a van and then dividing it by the shape and size of an average camera. After the jump, read about a man who did this and how many cameras he ended up using.

Photo via impactlab.

It all started as a dream for Harrod Blank, a dream all lomographers can identify with. In that dream, Blank envisioned a car covered in cameras that he could drive around and take pictures with. Two years later, the dream was a reality! So, how many cameras did it take? 2700 to be exact.

Photos via impactlab.

Pretty intense, or simply pretty, depending how you see it! Take a look at Blank's informative website for a full story. We found out about the story in this article from impactlab.

written by gabysalas on 2012-02-23 in #news #art #news #cameras

17 Comments

  1. angelhaken
    angelhaken ·

    wow .. I really like the van as artistic project - cool idea and execution, but in the same moment I have to think - what a stupid idea wasting 2700 cameras O___O ... I'm so jealous I would love to have some of the cameras on this van :) ..

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    SUPERB, BUT WHAT A WASTER =D

  3. paappraiser
    paappraiser ·

    Dont worry about the cameras.. Im sure most were doa camera that were bought at flea markets.. I mean were not talking some amazing leica's here.. most look like consumer junk

  4. blue-dog
  5. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Harrod Blank is also a film maker and has made the film's ART CARS and Automorphosis He has been shooting a film for over 18 years about Burning Man. He also is building an Art Car museum
    and has toured the U.S. and has traveled over seas with his Art Cars.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=automorphisis+harred+blank&…

  6. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Some photos i did at City Museum when Harrod Blank was in town
    www.lomography.com/magazine/reviews/2010/01/21/kodak-high-d…

  7. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Sorry, just one more..The California Fantasy Van
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqLXprRDTA0&feature=related

  8. blue-dog
  9. mmoya
    mmoya ·

    Super cool!

  10. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    Sick!

  11. jawatembak
    jawatembak ·

    love the star on the door man!

  12. george97
    george97 ·

    You'll catch me trying to take off some of these cameras at night :D

  13. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    I saw Vivitar, Polaroid and a few of rangefinder cameras...=)

  14. renenob
    renenob ·

    what an awful waste of cameras

  15. amogh
    amogh ·

    completely. but better this than a landfill.

  16. lomoculture
    lomoculture ·

    <3

  17. lomonesia
    lomonesia ·

    what is look like in inside?

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