Capturing an image from a quarter of an hour to a fraction of a few seconds. This find took a gazillion times of trial and error.
I like how Meridel refers to current times in making linkages of how photography was a huge part of our lives and how the meaning of it is still … evolving … to different perspectives.
I am curious as to since the daguerreotype was found, how did it impact the art world – when did the transition begin?
I would like to think that history didn’t change – like how selfies capture moments – the underlying process of the everyday photographer remains the same. Just like when the daguerreotype was found; people experimented, there was a huge demand for portraits and people were obsessed with the potential – of capturing images. The motive for each person is different with regards of photography as a medium but the world is changing and influencing the use if this medium.
With technology and research – it became very, very, very accessible.
(equate progress with independence) (association)
Photography as a scientific process – did people separate this from art?
1839. industrial age
Geological time – the energy?
The excitement of innovation
More of the process that separates it as an art form/ everyday use.
Photography is just another medium – why the controversy?
Who were the patrons of photography back then and how did they afford it?