The Making of the World’s Largest Contact Print

Posted by on Monday July 25, 2016 | Fun, Video

Every profession has their record seekers–those courting immortality through the sanctifying recognition of the Guinness Book of World’s Records.

The Branco Ottico photography club in Italy has now laid claim to a milestone that analog photographers should appreciate. They’ve made what they claim is the world’s largest contact print: a cyanotype measuring 24 square meters.

To pull it off, the group stitched together an emulsion-soaked fabric that was exposed for 12 minutes and 30 seconds in the sun. A group of volunteers held the print down in the sun for 13 minutes, their handprints visible around the border of the image. After 13 minutes past, the huge canvas was folded, dumped into a bag and rushed into bathroom where it could be washed and dried.

Like any good record-seeker, the Branco Ottico crew filmed their analog exploits for posterity. Take a look.

Via: DIY Photography


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