Monday, November 8, 2010

Self Portrait as a Drowned Man

Photographer: Hippolyte Bayard
Title: Self Portrait as a Drowned Man
Year: 1840
Medium: Black and White

In France Hippolyte Bayard was born on January 20 1807 and died May 14 1887. He was one of the earliest photographer. He took thirty of his picture and put them on display and is thought to be the first photographer to put miltiple of his pictures on display.

Hoppolyte Bayard’s photograph, “Self-Portrait as a Drowned Ma”, looks a little creepy. At first it looks like he is just leaning up against the wall asleep, but the more you look at it, the more it looks like he isn’t alive. Hoppolyte Bayard looks like that he was placed in that position after he ‘drowned’ instead of floating on the water, which makes it not a creepy as it could be. Personally, I do not want to look at this picture a long time, 

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