Still Life by Daguerre

Louis Daguerre, 1839
Louis Daguerre, Still life, 1837
Louis Daguerre, Still life, 1839
Louis Daguerre, Still life, 1839a
Daguerreotypes, 1837-39

Louis Daguerre’s first experiments with the new process he had discovered look not forward but back, to the aesthetic traditions of the museum and wunderkammer, perfectly illustrating the confluence of arts and sciences that gave birth to the hybrid technique of photography.

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