John Chiara and The Giant Camera

Posted by Scott

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John Chiara is a local San Francisco photographer who built his own truck-sized camera. He details it’s operation in the above video and it’s nothing short of impressive the way he creates and manipulates the exposures. John’s process and results are fascinating, and it’s not just about the scale of the camera, the results themselves are truly beautiful. You can see more of his work at the Von Lintel Gallery site and get more info at the LighDark site.

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Chris says:

October 1, 2008 at 9:32 am

I loved the video. Was so interesting getting his perspective, and thoughts on his work. Thanks Scott!


Anders says:

October 2, 2008 at 6:26 am

And I call my 4×5 large format… This is fantastic! John – you are a real photographer!