Monday, 30 July 2012

Maman Invisible — The Peculiar 19th-Century Photography Trick




Maman Invisible, or Hidden-Mother, was an odd 19th-century practice where the mother, usually disguised under or behind a spread or a blanket, holds her child tightly for the photographer to insure a sharply focused image. Camera shutters were relatively slow, so to help the kids stay still during the long exposure — about 30 seconds — the photographer would use this simple and somewhat anecdotally creepy trick. Notice that none of children is smiling like most photographs from the same Victorian era.

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