Monday, November 15, 2010

The Decade of The Daguerrotype

Daguerrotypes were the first form of photography as we know it today, they have such a special and historic quality like everything from the 18th century has; complex and articulate in a very manual way.  The process to create a daguerrotype was long and arduous, and was superceded by more accessible and cost effective methods within 10 years of its discovery.  They were typically small and beautifully framed; the subjects often nonchalant and expressionless, leaving so many questions asked about who they really were...

The first photo of Abraham Lincoln (above) was a daguerrotype

1 comment:

  1. it leaves a disturbing impression, so misterious ...


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