In an age where TV makers and the like are constantly outdoing one another with new “world’s largest” claims, it’s refreshing to discover that something so analog—a pinhole camera’s photo—is still the world’s largest, five years on.
It may not look like much, but the photo’s eery landscape of the El Toro Control Tower, runways and San Joaquin Hills was created after being exposed for 35 minutes to light from a 6mm hole in an empty airplane hangar’s wall in Irvine, California.
The abandoned airplane hangar—which also holds the record for being the world’s largest pinhole camera—held the photo canvas, which measured 31ft (9.4m) x 7ft (2.1m) x 111ft (33.8m), and weighed 1,200lbs (544kg.)
The photo will be going on display for a rare appearance, at the Culver Center of the Arts at UC Riverside from July 16 to October 8. This is only the third time it’s been on show (and the second time in the US), so anyone in the area should definitely crane their necks at the 32 x 111 feet photo if they can make it.