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  Largest photo Mosaic-world record attempt by Todd Bradford

[March 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 created.

   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.
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   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 earth.

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.

  The 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" already attached.
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  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 plywood.

   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 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


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