San Francisco-based photographer Darren Samuelson had been making pictures with an 8 x 10 camera for years, but found the process of enlarging those negatives impractical in his small apartment. Interested in making bigger prints with a large format camera, he constructed a camera to shoot x-ray film, producing 14 x 36 inch negatives for contact prints. The camera took six months to build and when the bellows are fully extended it is six feet long. In this film by Matthew Sultan, Darren takes the camera to Land’s End in San Francisco and we see the many steps involved in making a giant photograph.
Learn more about Samuelson’s work on his website.
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