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Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Camera Van in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Cameravan, Brooklyn
Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A one-of-a-kind van parked on a busy street drew crowds of onlookers, Saturday afternoon. The 'Camera Van' is a van literally covered with antique cameras, polaroids and video monitors.

There were even viewfinders on the back - those things from a million years ago that were like single-serving slide projectors. You slid disks into the viewfinders that had tiny transparent images on them, then clicked the lever to change the image.


According to the website, some of the cameras on the exterior work. The van has been shown in many festivals around the country, alongside other 'art vehicles' (cars or vans covered with stuff).

A documentary called Automorphosis shows the Camera Van and other art vehicles. The film is being screened at various film festivals this year.


To see and read more about the Camera Van, including its interiors, click here.

Related posts: From the Great White Way, Night View, the Village and Open 24/7, Brooklyn.


magiceye said...

oh wow! that sure is amazing!

Christchurch Photo Diary said...

What a sight to behold! A monument to The Camera's of Yesteryear. Beautiful.

peenkfrik said...

Some things can only be found in NYC, such this one! Should be an inspiration to all budding photographers out there. :)

Bere Tarde o temprano said...

wow,great blog!! I lived a summer in New York and looking at your pictures just reminded me how much i loved to be there :)

Lozzie Cap said...

That's extraordinary. I've never seen anything quite like it.

Fredrik said...

Crazy van! Could only be seen in NYC I guess.

valeria said...

This is so crazy and really funny! The first photo is indeed really good but with the second I could figure out what you were talking about! Great pic.

Deborah said...

Only in NYC. Looks like it would be too heavy to move.

matthew houskeeper said...

I've seen that van. It is pretty funny.