While the Camera Van (above) seemed like the perfect vehicle to
steal photo opportunities for publicising National Photo Week, which
starts on 19 July, its arrival in the UK which was orchestrated by the
Wright Partnership didn’t quite go as planned.
The van was created by Californian artist Harrod Blank, who agreed to
bring it over to the UK for a ’Drive Thru’ exhibition as part of the
The van is covered with over two thousand cameras - ten working, 40
Blank set off from his native San Francisco to New York, intending to
board the QE2 and sail to the UK, only to find that once he drove up the
ramp the the van wouldn’t fit.
But fear not - we won’t be deprived of the chance to see the Camera Van
and its photographs as Blank has found an alternative ship to transport
his creation. Much to the relief of the Wright Partnership, which will
eventually get to promote its arrival.
’He’s arriving on 3 July at either Felixstowe or Southampton,’ said
account director Kerrie Finch. ’So we’ve been charged with finding an
appropriate parking lot for it to stay at once it gets to London.’ Any