By kimonos2, Feb 1 2017 12:51PM
The art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or an optical sensor).
The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light".
Photography has roots in remote antiquity but it was until 1839 that the photographic process was first publicly announced with the development of daguerreotype process by Louis Daguerre. “The daguerreotype is not merely an instrument which serves to draw nature . . . [it] gives her the power to reproduce herself.” (Louis Daguerre).
Time and innovation reduced the required exposure time from minutes to seconds and eventually to small fraction of a second; more economical, sensitive and convenient photographic media was introduced including roll film for casual use by amateurs and made it possible to take pictures in natural colour as well as in black-and-white. Then computer-based electronic digital cameras were introduced and new technology became widely appreciated.
Photography can be used by amateurs like a hobby, commercial use, art and science and forensics.
Photography encapsulates and depicts a perfect representation of “reality” as it once stood before the camera lens. They have a sense of authority and truthfullness.
There are many amazing photographers worldwide. Josef Koudelka, Antoine D' Agata and Miguel Rio Branco are just three of whom we admire!!
At our eshop we have available photographs by two of our crew members, Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides, both incredible photographers. One photograph from each artist is shown above. Visit our eshop to see more of their work!!