Tag Archives: photography

Views From New Windows

There it is. The world’s first (documented) photograph. It is a heliograph, taken in 1826 by French scientist Joseph Nicéphore Niépce which required him “exposing a bitumen-coated plate in a camera obscura for several hours [an estimated eight] on his windowsill” [National Geographic]. It’s a shoddy image by today’s stands, but one can only imagine the almost […]

The Decisive Moment

My favorite photographer is Henri Cartier-Bresson.  In addition to being amongst the stealthiest of photographers (rumor has it that he could finish several rolls of film in a crowd without anyone even remembering that he was there), he had an uncanny ability to capture moments.  Cartier-Bresson said the following of photography in the preface to […]