Monday, March 22, 2010

Like a Haze

First photograph of a human, ‘Boulevard du Temple’, Paris, 1838. Boulevard du Temple, taken by Louis  Daguerre in late 1838,  was the first-ever photograph of a person. It is an image of a busy  street, but because exposure time was over ten minutes, the city traffic  was moving too much to appear. The exception is a man in the bottom  left corner, who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to  show up in the picture. (via Smashing Lists)

‘Boulevard du Temple’, Paris, 1838

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