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Antiquarian Photographic Modernity

Author: Guest Writer/Sunday, February 10, 2013/Categories: Uncategorized

Antiquarian photography can be amazing.

The ancient ways of crafting images using daguerreotypes, tintypes, and point-hole cameras can produce remarkable detail, depth, and beauty. Two examples, one a 1913 tintype of a meteor breaking apart over early Toronto, Canada, and a solargraph of an modern observatory produced with a pin-hole camera in 2012, illustrate this well.


1913 Meteor Break-up Procession, Toronto, Canada   (credit: NASA)


Solargraph Observatory, UK, 2011   (credit: NASA)

So rummage around the attic for an old box camera, build a new a pin-hole device, read up about the antiquarian photo masters, and start taking some cool, ancient-looking, photographs yourself.

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