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Although the camera wasn’t invented until the nineteenth century its forerunner – an optical device called a camera obscurer – had been around since 400 B.C. To test his theory Allen sets out to recreate the Shroud image by building a camera obscurer. Allen hangs a life-size model of a human body outside a building. Inside, he has blacked out a room, and in the wall he has placed a round crystal lens. Allen then stretches a length of cloth over a frame. The cloth has been soaked in silver sulphate which makes it light sensitive just like photographic film. All the materials he uses were available in fifteenth century Italy, the time when Da Vinci was at the height of his creative powers. Once the lens is uncovered, light streams into the room and projects a photographically perfect upside-down image of the body on to the linen. This is the same principle as a film camera. Only here the image is projected on to light-sensitive cloth. The Da Vinci Shroud: Revealed, Channel 5 2012
You press the button, we do the rest. Slogan of Eastman/Kodak company
Dr Edwin Land astonished the world with the Polaroid instant camera in 1948. Horizon: Colourful Notions, BBC 1985
The improved camera won’t be ready until 1993. Horizon: The Sharpest Show of the Universe, BBC 1990
August 18th 1960: 160 kilometres above the Earth a secret race in space has just begun. Corona – America’s first photographic spy satellite – has become operational. The capsule was loaded with nearly a kilometre of film. Nova: Astrospies, PBS 2008
Inside, the astrospies could look through a viewport and observe and photograph high priority targets in Russia and elsewhere. ibid.
The MOL’s camera was designed to spot objects as small as three inches. ibid.
Every German family must have one. Every aspect of the nation’s growth would be captured. Adolf Hitler, cited Hitler’s Private World
My camera has saved my life. Nan Golden
I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin, 1939
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee. James Cameron
I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there’s film going through the camera. Steven Spielberg
I’m definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I’m really excited about is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid. Lady Gaga
I was born in front of a camera and really don’t know anything else. Joan Crawford
The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. Susan Sontag
Eastman Kodak Co.’s Brownie Cameras $1. James Burke, Connections s2e7: Photo Finish, BBC 1994
Cameras see surfaces, they don’t see space. David Hockney, televised interview cited Hockney BBC 2015
The camera remember is older than photography. David Hockney, cited Hockney on Photography
Photography: It was William Henry Fox Talbot 1841 who succeeded where others failed. The Genius of Invention IV: Visual Image, BBC 2013
The camera/obscurer is at least a thousand years old. ibid.
[Louis] Daguerre became rich and famous … Talbot – well he got terrible press. ibid.
Disposable cameras are fun, although it does seem wasteful and you don’t ever get to see your pictures. The Office US s7e2: Counseling, Erin, NBC 2010
It’s quite common that you’ll get an effect of a light appearing in the lens, sort of hanging in the sky – this can look like a square or diamond shape, or even a pentagon, that’s actually caused by stray light coming into the lens and being reflected off the internal surfaces of the lenses, and you get a mirror image inside the lens of the lens iris unit, that in effect you’re seeing something that’s not really there. Jonathan Brandon, Canon UK
You put your camera around your neck in the morning, along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you. The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. Dorothea Lange, cited Partridge ‘Dorothea Lange: A Photographer's Life’
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it. ibid.
We are in the Soviet States of Great Britain. We have more cameras in this country than in the rest of the western world put together. We are the most surveilled state on the planet. I mean, what is this all about? It’s about keeping track. And the facial recognition software is being perfected; it’s going out to other police forces. You know, you’ve got cameras on the road, cameras down the streets, cameras in pedestrian precincts ... It’s coming. It’s absolutely coming. Ian R Crane, New World Order lecture Liverpool 2008
The camera, all-seeing and all-knowing, can freeze in time our lives and historic moments that can shape them. Eamonn McCabe, Britain in Focus: A Photographic History I, BBC 2017
The first sense of wonder and what the Victorians called, Natural magic of photography. ibid.
Fox Talbot could see the beauty in nature but was frustrated by his own failure to replicate what he saw with his own eyes. ibid.
From this one negative, you could print as many positive copies as you like. ibid.
Over 11 years taking nearly 2,000 photographs Fenton had wanted to elevate his medium of expression to the point where it could be accepted as an artform. ibid.
Dry plates also led to the use of portable cameras. ibid.
‘There was a sexist element to the critical attacks on her.’ Julia Margaret Cameron continued to take photographs. ibid.
I’ve lived through so many experiences; they burn in my head. 5 Broken Cameras, 2011
There are my five cameras; each camera is an episode in my life. ibid.
Just inside the occupied territories of the West Bank … The first days the bulldozers come are very hard … More land is taken from the surrounding villages. ibid.
Seeing my brother Riyad hit by these people it takes me a while to realise that they are a special Israeli unit – soldiers disguised as Palestinians. ibid.
The barrier construction continues without delay. ibid.
Israel uses lot of techniques for occupying land. Some are illegal even according to their own laws. ibid.
In the end they beat us all up. ibid.
Once they claim the land construction companies can move in. ibid.
Jaffar is my third brother to be arrested. ibid.
The army comes into the village more and more. They try to prevent people from demonstrating. ibid.
Now the soldiers start coming by night mostly for kids. ibid.
The soldiers use lots of gas and live ammunition. Snipers surround the village. ibid.
My recovery is just a drop in that sea of violence. ibid.
Man Ray immortalised the small band with this camera before returning to the arms of Kiki. The Adventures of Modern Art V: Libertad! Sky Arts 2020
There were people using 3-D cameras throughout World War I. Tony Robinson’s World War I, Discovery 2014
Cameras have always been a part of our lives. I think there’s a difference to watching a home movie when you know who it is on the other side of the lens holding the camera. It adds to the sense of intimacy. Like many families my parents wanted to keep a record of our precious moments together. Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen, BBC 2022