A Revolving Self Portrait Created in 1865

Here’s a revolving self-portrait created back in 1865 by French photographer Félix Nadar (real name Gaspard-Félix Tournachon). Nadar was the first person in history to take aerial photographs (he was a balloonist) and was one of the pioneers of artificial lighting (he photographed in the catacombs of Paris).

Nadar also created an impressive collection of portraits of famous individuals during his time. You can find a collection of his images over on the Wikimedia Commons.

(via Retronaut via swissmiss)

  • Mediumrarephoto

    you mean 1865 right?

  • Samcornwell

    If Nadir was alive today, he’d be called Tony Stark.

  • Ccaetano

    you mean Nadar right?

  • Samcornwell

    I am sure I commented on here and that I wasn’t the first. Where’ve they gone?

  • Michael Zhang

    What do you mean?

  • Samcornwell

    They’re back. Something odd is going on. Disqus is having a problem.