photo Mosaic-world record attempt by Todd Bradford
10]JUPITER, FL, USA--For over a year, South Florida-based
has been planning and preparing a massive project that, with
the help of people from all across the United States, will
result in the construction of the Largest Photo Mosaic ever
Photo:This photo of the Discovery Space
Shuttle was taken from the Jupiter Inlet on the east coast
of Florida on December 9, 2006. It was the shuttle's first
night launch in about 4 years.
This photo will be used to set a NEW WORLD RECORD
as the world's largest photo mosaic.It will be almost 5 acres
in size and visible from satellites orbiting miles above the
When complete, the mosaic will be nearly 5
total acres in size, visible from orbiting satellites, and
will break the current record set in Spain on October 31,
2006 by over 43 times. This record-breaking project is open
to anyone in the United States that would like to be recognized
as an active participant in a World Record and at the time
of this release, 30 different states are already represented.
project is the brainchild of amateur photographer
Todd Bradford, 41, which came to him after he snapped an award
winning photograph of the Discovery Space Shuttle as it streaked
over a local landmark, the Jupiter Lighthouse. Bradford initially
just wanted a nice photo to hang on his wall, but after he
took the picture, it started getting so much attention that
he woke up one night with a novel idea. “I knew I couldn’t
make my photo into the most famous picture in the world, but
I knew I could make it into the biggest”, said Bradford… and
he meant that literally.
Todd Bradford: The photo below shows our family
with one completed piece of plywood with the 4-inch "pixels"
The white streak going across the plywood is the space
shuttle's flame and will give you an idea about how big this
thing is actually going to be.
Over the next 10 months, Bradford, along with
his wife, Shelley, son, Devon (10) and daughter, Michaela
(9) organized a project to make that dream a reality. "At
first I was just overwhelmed by the sheer size of the project,"
Shelley said. "But after Todd laid out the plan and showed
me how we could really get it done, I got excited.”
This is what Todd came up with; every picture
is made up of tiny little dots of color called pixels which
are no bigger than the period at the end of this sentence.
He was able to digitally enlarge every single pixel in his
original photo to a 4 inch square of color which is then printed
out on photographic paper and attached to 4’ x 8’ sheets of
Finally, the individual plywood sheets will be
laid out like a giant puzzle in the correct order to recreate
the original photo. The completed mosaic will contain 1.92
million individual squares of color and will be attached to
6,650 full pieces of plywood. Final measurement will be 400
feet wide and 533 feet long.
Once certified as a new world record, the project
will be dismantled, the photo paper recycled and all the plywood
will be donated to non-profit organizations that build or
repair homes for fellow Americans.
People from across the country are becoming active
members of the World Record Attempt Team by sponsoring one
of the squares of color that will then be used to create the
record breaking mosaic.
“It’s just like sponsoring a brick in a walkway,
but we’re creating a New World Record instead of just an ordinary
walkway”, said Bradford. You can sponsor pixels for yourself,
to give away to others as a unique gift, to honor someone,
and even to memorialize a loved one.
Everyone that either sponsors a pixel or receives
one as a gift will receive a Certificate of Authenticity and
their name will be listed on the PowerfulPixel.com web site
for everyone to see. Once the project is declared a new world
record, all the sponsors will share in the honor of being
a World Record Holder.
“Although we’re really just getting started,
we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from people, not only
here in Florida, but in other states too. There’s just something
special about setting a world record and we think it’s only
a matter of time until the word gets out about what we’re
doing.” – Todd Bradford