This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. I was watching Make Me a Supermodel (high brow TV, I tell ya) and the finalists had a photo shoot with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, famed portrait photographer. He used this camera called the 20 x 24 Polaroid. It produces superbly detailed, color and black and white 20 x 24 inch prints.
It stands 5 feet high and weighs 235 pounds. Here is more from polaroid.com:
Developed to accurately reproduce works of art, especially paintings and tapestries, the camera was soon used as a creative tool to make original photographs. At 20x24 studios in New York City, Boston, Cambridge, Prague, and, most recently, San Francisco, talented artists explore the large-format system for personal and commercial expression.
Let's see the camera in action, on location with William Wegman and his famous dogs.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders frequently uses Polaroid's 20x24 camera to photograph celebrities. During the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, an array of talented film stars posed before this renowned portraitist and the ultra-large instant camera.
Also renowned for his portraits of celebrities, Douglas Kirkland visited Polaroid's 20x24 studio in New York City to try a different approach to his work—photographing a dancer in motion. Take a look and share this new experience with him.
20x24 Studio Activities:
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