CHICAGO, Ill. -- In a Chicago studio, there is what may be the largest camera in the world.
The camera is hand-built, a throwback to cameras of more than a century ago.
In Dennis Manarchy's studio, the camera fills almost the entire room.
It's a 12 feet tall, 35 feet long and eight feet wide.
A huge camera that produces original film negatives six feet tall.
The resolution of that negative is about a thousand times greater than anything else available on the planet.
The photos can be enlarged to two and a half stories high and the detail is incredible.
It is all part of a million dollar project that will travel the country recording our vanishing cultures: Eskimos, Native Americans, cowboys, Appalachians, Cajuns, and many more.
Just in case you're thinking of having your photo taken like this ... the cost is $50,000.