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Ian Kosnoff transformed his small trailer into a photographic device with which he could take high format shots

Though some see a 5×5.5×8-foot trailer as only a unit of mobile storage, Austin photographer Ian Kasnoff saw an opportunity to expand his photography ability. He transformed his small box trailer into a large format camera he could operate from.

The idea started at a hotel bar where Kasnoff started drawing out initial sketches on a nearby napkin of what he wanted. He planned to drill a hole out of the back to place his lens, where he could sit in the middle of the trailer and work on his shot and had the ability to turn around to develop them as soon as he took them. Kasnoff later upgraded to a 16-foot trailer, wanting to have separate developing area further away from where he worked with his camera and his subjects.

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Though some see a 5×5.5×8-foot trailer as only a unit of mobile storage, Austin photographer Ian Kasnoff saw an opportunity to expand his photography ability. He transformed his small box trailer into a large format camera he could operate from.

The idea started at a hotel bar where Kasnoff started drawing out initial sketches on a nearby napkin of what he wanted. He planned to drill a hole out of the back to place his lens, where he could sit in the middle of the trailer and work on his shot and had the ability to turn around to develop them as soon as he took them. Kasnoff later upgraded to a 16-foot trailer, wanting to have separate developing area further away from where he worked with his camera and his subjects.