And now, the Incredible Camera Van

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11th Sep, 2012

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When you’re driving around in the passenger’s seat of a car looking at the world outside, do you ever wish that you had a camera strapped to your forehead which could instantly take photographs of whatever your brain told it to?

Maybe not … but California man Harrod Blank did and he made the concept a reality. In 1993, Harrod began building a van carpeted with cameras all across the exterior shell of the vehicle to capture shots of its surrounding environment. Two years later, the van took to the road, traveling across country in America and overseas to Britain and Germany, all the while documenting the astonished looks, bewildered faces, and pointing onlookers.

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The Camera Van’s front grill features every polaroid camera ever made, from the Land Camera to the popular “One-Step” to The Swinger.

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The Camera Van’s passenger side is both a gallery of antique collectible cameras and an interactive delight for the eyes! Four fully-functional 32″ color TV monitors make up the frames of a giant film strip, while 36 separate slide viewers comprise the film strip sprocket holes. The monitors broadcast anything Blank wants to show, from one of his several films to the actual closed-circuit image of what the Van’s working video and still cameras see.

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Beat that Google Street view cars!

Visit Harod Blanks website The CameraVan for more.

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