Daguerreotypes

Elegant beauty etched forever.

Antique Daguerreotypes



The daguerreotype is one of the earliest types of photograph in which the image is exposed directly onto a mirror-polished surface of silver bearing a coating of silver halide particles deposited by iodine vapor.



Antique Photos


Modern Daguerreotypes



Using an elegant yet highly dangerous technique, Levon Register II is one of very few people in the world who can recreate these beautiful works of art.



In today's world, with everything geared to the speed of electrons, computers and cable technology, one gets the feeling that life is only a fleeting speck of light. How does one slow down this fast paced world to absorb the beauty that abounds within this place? One answer might be in the way we record what we see or feel. For me, thanks to L.J.M. Daguerre, I have chosen to seize light.

Modern Photos




Louis J.M. Daguerre,1999

 

 

Self-portrait,1995