The Grandfathers not of Rock n Roll but Photography

Posted in Art, Books, History of Photography, Photoblog, Photography by Rollfilm on March 18, 2007

I’m reading M. W. Marien‘s great book “Photography. A cultural History” and i am amazed by the photographs the pioneers of photography created.

Nicéphore Niépce

“View from the Window at Le Gras”- 1826 – The photograph which is considered to be the first one.

Louis Daguerre

“Boulevard du Temple”- 1839 – The first photograph to depict a person.

William Fox Talbot

“Leaves of Orchidea” – 1839 – Photogenic drawing negative

Southworth & Hawes

“The use of Aether for Anesthesia” – 1847

David Octavius Hill

“Mrs Elizabeth Hall, Newhaven fishwife” – 1843/46


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  1. fencer said, on March 18, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    These are great, and thought provoking about the incidental history of them. Then I think about the millions of photos being taken all over the world and the technology, and it all started with these that you show.


  2. Silver Surveillance « KuiperCliff said, on March 18, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    […] 18th, 2007 Rollfilm posted a series of early photographs today, one of which was Louis Daguerre’s amazing “Boulevard du Temple”, […]

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