Photography TRENDING

This is the oldest photo of Paris and the first ever photo of humans

In 1839, daguerreotype inventor Louis Daguerre looked out over the Boulevard du Temple in Paris and made photography history.

The following picture is considered to be the oldest photo of Paris. It was taken by Daguerre from up above his 350-seat Diorama Building at 4, Rue Sanson, and looked southwards towards the rooftops of Boulevard du Temple.

If the street looks kind of empty and devoid of pedestrians and traffic, that’s because they weren’t captured by the technology’s long 10-minute exposure.

But if you look on the lower left corner of the photo, there’s a man having his shoe shined near the street corner. As it turns out, they stood still long enough to be captured – resulting in the first ever picture of humans.

The oldest photo of Paris

Just imagine the number of likes Daguerre would have gotten on Instagram with that!

Via Konbini

About the author

Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

Lost At E Minor Sessions is a user-generated video initiative scouting the most creative minds from Australia - and around the world. Send us a video of you doing anything creative - from cool tech ideas, to amazing art, music, travel and more. We'll be highlighting the most inspiring submissions, so show us your awesome video now.
Want to work for Lost At E Minor? We're on the hunt for talented and enthusiastic freelance creatives or interns to join our video team. If you think you have what it takes to write posts and produce simple videos for Lost at E Minor, get in contact now.