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All images courtesy the Norwegian Folk Museum.

Fredrik Carl Mülertz Størmer is known mostly as an accomplished mathematician and physicist from Norway, but as a side hobby, he was also an amateur photographer, taking to the streets of Oslo with a bulky camera secreted in his clothing to capture candid moments of unsuspecting passersby. Most of his photos were taken in the 1890s while Størmer was a 19-year-old student at the Royal Frederick University using a Stirn Concealed Vest Spy Camera, a secretive camera with a…

via A Norwegian University Student Used a Spy Camera in This Amazing Example of 19th Century Street Photography | Colossal

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Yes, you’ve seen this post before if you’ve followed me for a while but ARTLARK repost in a way that removes the original link so here we go again!

On the 22nd of August 1908, painter and pioneering photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France. By self-admission, his first true love of photography was inspired b…

Source: Cartier-Bresson’s Street Photography: The Perfect Take | A R T L▼R K


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Source: Dirk de Herder (1914-2003) – Art Bacchant


Exquisite photography from Sarah Lorrimer-Riley of The Illustrious Peacock.

The Illustrious Peacock

For those of you that know me, you will be well aware of my weakness for bright lights & a touch of carnival magic.

I have had a secret plan to run off and join the circus ever since I was a child.  In fact if you feel so inclined, you can observe one of my many circus realities in my “Joining The Circus” Series.

One stormy day, wandering, I stumbled upon this “Circus in The Sea”.  I love the idea of wild acrobatics above the waves and boats filled with bright eyes and candy floss.

(You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter)

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