Photo credit: Brendan Barry via Bored Panda
Photographer Brendan Barry created the “Caravan Camera” from an old caravan purchased off eBay for a mere $200. He teamed up with some friends to transform it into a giant camera and functional dark room. That’s right, at the beginning of each academic year, they start by creating a camera obscura, which invovlves blacking out a classroom, cutting a hole in the material, installing a lens, and then finding a piece of white card. The outside world is then projected inside, upside down. “Then we introduce the darkroom, we make photograms, chemograms and pinhole cameras, we create paper negatives and then turn those paper negatives into positive prints by contact printing them. We get a SLR film camera, take off the lens, look through it, open and close the aperture to see how it works, play around with the shutter speed and attempt to explain and make sense of the relationship between the two,” said Barry. Continue reading to see the entire build log and example photos.