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Polaroid Portrait

Polaroid Portrait

 

 

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Paolo Roversi and the magic 8×10 B&W Polaroid

Paolo Roversi is a very talented fashion photographer. He produces amazing portraits that remind us of past times and photographic techniques. Most of his work is produced using a large format camera loaded with a Polaroid 8″x10″ instant black and white film. The results are astonishing. He defines himself as “a not very sophisticated photographer that snaps sophisticated images”.

Enjoy.

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Natalia Vodianova

 

Natalia-Vodianova-photographed-by-Paolo-Roversi
Natalia Vodianova

 

Natalia-Vodianova-photographed-by-Paolo-Roversi Milla Jovovich by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, October 2002 6
Natalia Vodianova, Milla Jovovitch

 

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Gisele Bundchen

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Hippolyte Bayard and the first staged photograph

Hippolyte Bayard was a french photographer and pioneer who invented a photographic process known as direct positive printing. He claimed to have invented photography before the two other inventors that have the credit for the  invention of photography ( Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot ).

In protest, he photographed himself as a drowned men, in what is believed to be the first staged photography in history.

Hippolyte Bayard – Drownedman (1840)

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How Lewis Hine’s photos helped end child labor in the US

In the begining of the twentieth century, child labor was still a common practice in the US. Lewis Hine was an american photographer who documented this reality with his camera and helped changing the public opinion against it.

Child labor

Child labor

Child labor

Child labor

Child labor

Child labor

Child labor

Child labor

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Robert Capa and D-Day

Robert Capa is one of the most famous photojournalists of the 20th century. He was also one of the founders of the Magnum Photos association. One of his amazing achievements was being present at the D-day landing at Omaha Beach, in Normandy. He managed to take 106 photos during this event, but unfortunatelly, only 11 have survived, because the film negatives suffered an accident in his London lab.

D-Day

D-Day

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