Look at the lead picture that illustrates this story. What you are seeing is a composition made up of thirty different elements. The people vary in size giving you a sense of perspective, and they have been artfully matted together so as to make the image one seamless whole. So what, you say, I see pictures this complex every day. Well, this one wasn’t made anytime recently; this one was made in 1857, at the very beginnings of photography. The story of it and the story of the man who made it are interesting stuff so let’s take a closer […]
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