August 19, 2009

170 years of photography

Today is the 170th anniversary of public photography. In January 1839 Louis Daguerre (French artist and chemist) announced creation of Daguerreotype - type of photograph. This patent was bought by French government and on August 19, 1839 it was given to the whole world as a "gift". Perfect gift:)
We decided to celebrate this day by photographing some old cameras: Zorki (Зоркий), Smena (Смена), Precisa Beier and new one: Fuji.

17 comments:

PAK said...

O! Gratuluje fotografii urodzin :)

James said...

That is great. And a thank you to France!

Vogon Poet said...

A grateful salute to Louis Daguerre and a merci to France.
Having long ceased any realationship with chemical photography, I'd like to thank Fuji that more than twenty years ago built the first real digital camera.

cieldequimper said...

What a wonderful post!

joo said...

Super, mialam kiedyś Zorkę - lata temu:)
Nie wiedziałam o tej rocznicy - dzięki za informacje i pozdrawiam.

Fio said...

Fajna kolekcja. Wasza? :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful tribute!
Léia

m_m said...

@Fio - tak:)

Jacob said...

A great way to commemorate this anniversary! Love those old cameras!

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - what a collection of cameras! Fun snap!

Cristóbal said...

I wish I could get my hands on some of those! Maybe with a bit of money on my pocket, though.

glduro_marieloupe said...

m_m, congratulations! More than 1000 photographers among us and you remembered this fact of history that affects us all!

Well remembered!

In your honor, we are adding an item in our today post!

Karine said...

Wonderful idea for a post! Happy Birthday photography, what would we do without this amazing and totally accessible hobby??? The world would not be the same :o)

gogouci said...

Are these part of your own personal collection? Great idea for a post.

JM said...

This was really nice of you! Thanks to Mr. Daguerre we all can photo blog now! :-)

m_m said...

@gogouci - yes, it is our personal collection:)

Peter said...

French people often invented but "forgot" to make money on it. Not considered as "noble" those days! Good for all of us today anyhow!