Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Old Photos

I was talking to Lewis about old photographs and the origins of photographic images last week, so tonight I'm loading a beautiful daguerotype of Asher Brown Durand, an American landscape painter. This image which was created within a few years of the 'beginings' of photography (1846) holds a beguiling amount of detail, and makes an extraordinary portrait of the man.

The daguerotype's only downside was it's uniqueness, and the lack of a negative (and therfore reproducibility) was the cause of it's demise.

Check out some other great images here

Also check out Lewis' post on his blog to read all about his cross country race performance

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