January 09, 2007

Dare to Daguerre

Today is the 168th anniversary of the daguerrotype‘s introduction to the world.  Interestingly enough, this archaic form of photography remains a powerful, if seldom used, artistic medium: since 1999 painter Chuck Close has been using the process to create some interesting portraits, including an unvarnished Kate Moss.  If this kind of thing is up your alley, check out Neatorama’s World of Early Photography.

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