I’ve done a “test strip” today, 40cm wide and 100cm high. Exposure time was 4 mins in bright sunlight. It was developed in standard developing trays while pulling the strip up and down. 4 mins seemed pretty ok, but the aperture was probably too small, 4mm diameter which makes for approx f:450.
33 nautical miles from the coast of Helgeland lies Træna, a small groups of islands with a population of approx. 500 people. Every summer they arrange a music festival: Trænafestivalen.
This year The Giant Mobile Camera will be at Træna during the festival. I will demonstrate how a camera works – from the inside, and I will make collodion wet plate portraits of those who want. I really look forward to be there, and have the cameravan with me.
Quite a few people found their way to The Giant Mobile Camera today. They got a demonstration how a camera works from the inside. All had to wait quite a while for their night vision to set in, but when it was established, a very special “silence” settled amongst the viewers.
Tomorrow an exhibition of pinhole photos will open at 12AM, and The Giant Mobile Camera will be open for the public at the same time.
The Giant Mobile Camera is ready for show in Tromsø, after a terrifying experience with a heavy wobbeling camera after the car. Rescued by the road fence, we could conclude that the material injuries were minimal, and no humans were hurt. I have to do some minor fixes on my car, but we’ve survived, that’s the important thing.
Tomorrow we are ready for visitors, I hope many will come and experience how a camera works, from the inside.
The Giant Mobile Camera is online at last. Stay cool!