It is a fitting name for the world’s largest print photograph; The Great Picture. It’s a black and white panoramic print of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, which is a decommissioned military outpost. It measures 111 feet wide by 32 feet high on seamless white muslin.
Made a decade ago in 2006 by six artists in an abandoned F-18 hangar in Irvine, California, not only did they create the world’s largest photo print, they created the world’s largest pinhole camera to produce it. By light-sealing the hangar, and using the light sensitive cloth, the building acted as the “camera” to take a panoramic shot of the base.
It originally produced as part of the Legacy Project, a photographic and historical record of the base before it was transformed into what is now the Orange County Great Park.
After producing the negative, 80 volunteers helped with the development of the print in custom trays the size of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The Great Picture has been displayed in various across the country since 2007. Wonder where it will live?
(via ABC News)