A simple smile can make a significant change. Apparently, it can sometimes also “break the internet.” A photo from the late 19th century has recently emerged and quickly went viral. Unlike most photos from that era, it contains something so small, yet so powerful: a smile.
Most of us know Unsplash as a home of free stock photos (and an endless source of discussion about whether or not we should share our images for free). But today, there’s a good news story coming from the company. Thanks to its latest partnership, Unsplash is now offering a selection of historical photos free for everyone to download and use.
Like many photographers, I’m a connoisseur of old, analogue cameras. Sure, many of them don’t work and others can’t be shot due to the film stock no longer being produced, but there are a dozen or so that I continually cycle through when I go on a random film spree.
Something I haven’t yet done with my cameras is review them, much like I have with a few digital cameras over the past few years. Thankfully, Ade Torrent, a man behind a YouTube channel appropriately titled ‘Old Cameras’ is doing that which I have not; review old, analogue cameras one by one and share them online for the world to see.
By combining photographs from the past with technology from today, Moscow-based photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov has created an incredible animation short titled The Old New World.
When looking back through old photos, have you ever wondered why subjects rarely smiled, even if the portrait was of an exciting event like a wedding? If so, a new video from Vox will help address your questions.
In the three and a half minute, Vox explains four reasons subjects decided to forgo the ‘cheese’ and stand more stoic than we’re used to seeing.
In his latest episode, he reviews a 136 year old large format camera lens—one of the first to ever have an internal aperture mechanism.
Kids reacting to stuff that didn’t exist anymore when they were born is hilarious. TheFineBros recently let kids react to an old-school point-and-shoot film camera, the final video is incredibly funny but see for yourself:
Here are a couple of the best things the kids said in response to the cam: