Art & Science of Photography

I chose this topic to show the scientific roots of photography and its evolution throughout the years. I chose the contribution of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, a Frenchman, who explored using light to create picture in 1790’s. It was his trials with lithography that in 1813 led him to create heliography and produce the earliest known photograph in camera around 1827.

First Photograph

First Photograph


Highlighting the Elements

First Picture Reproduction

How we see the objects around us and how we project them defines the artistic creativity of a photographer. This is what I call the visionary style of a photographer.
Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, noted that “the truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught.” To National Geographic photographer, Robert Draper, lens, lighting and the moment define a photographer’s style. As such “the very best of their images remind us that a photograph has the power to do infinitely more than document. It can transport us to unseen worlds.”

Shirin Jamasb


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