A Revisionist (and amusing) History of Photography

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by entropic remnants, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    This guy is a hoot. Did you know HCB was a thread salesman who met Oskar Barnack during the screening of one of Oskar's 3-second film shorts? Neither did anyone else.

    He says he has discovered that most history is not factual, but revisionist based on the sensibilities of those who write it... so he decided to have a whack at that sort of thing.

    Long and dense but definitely worth a read, lol:

    ULTRA U: History of the Film Camera :: ULTRAsomething photography
  2. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Thanks, John. With the color scheme he's using on that page, I'm going to have to look at it on my iMac, not my iPad. But I'm looking forward to it.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    thank for the morning chuckles
  4. Thanks, John. What a "hoot". It reminded me of the early days of Wiki where Ansel Adams was credited with inventing the f-stop. :rolleyes:
    . . . David
  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    This had me laughing out loud!
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Excellent. He's almost creative enough to post on this forum.