Sunday, September 30, 2012

In Support of Standing Still

An incredibly interesting find shared with me from This photo was discussed recently on a Political Gabfest podcast.

This is the oldest known photograph of a person. From 1838 – a Parisian getting his shoes shined. It was taken in the middle of a busy street, but because the exposure time was over 10 minutes, the moving traffic wasn’t captured. Because the man stood still long enough to have his boots polished, he was captured in the daguerreotype.
If you want to hear the snippet, it can be found at 35:45 on this Gabfest podcast

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