Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Camera Van Is Picture Perfect

BERKELEY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One man in Berkeley, California, is giving new meaning to the term photoshop.

That's because artist Harrod Blank has created a “camera van,” a beat up old 1972 Dodge van that has over 2,500 different types of cameras welded onto it -- some of which still work.

It may sound hideous, but the cameras are actually set up to take snap shots of people's surprised mugs the very second they catch a glimpse of the mystery machine.

Says Blank: “People always smile when they see the camera van. I love seeing their reactions to my mobile art.”

Blank adds that his van was a true labor of love – he’s poured many years of his life and over $30,000 into the project.

Although the van sounds like a road hazard, Blank insists he’s only been in one accident.

Says Blank: “One time I accidentally hit a deer, but it was fine. I think the deer was shocked by all the flashes.”

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