>Cause this was a thing and I am amazed by it!!
Got a new book yesterday and this is just to great to not share.
>Pull pistol trigger to open shutter
A.K.A. taking the picture.
>Pull the hammer back to rotate cylinder
A.K.A. moving that negative to the back and bringing another forward.
The Photo Revolver is from 1882, printed on 20x20mm dry plates, had no viewfinder, held up to 10 dry plates at a time (earlier versions only held 4), and was exposed by opening the barrel which was a 70mm periscope with f/10 lense inside the barrel.
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> be reuters photographer
>working in Iraq
>don't have a revolvoer de poche
> get shot anyway
Me and my brother were actually talking about how conceptually, guns and cameras are opposites.
On one spectrum, a gun shots outwardly, hot metal, taking life.
On the other end a camera shoots inwardly (light), capturing life and creating, rather than destroying.
This is awesome in concept, and execution. Thanks for the share OP.
>walk around Red Square
>go to take picture of my Komrades from 200 meters away
>get shot by KGB
Of course this sort of thing could never happen in 'Murica. Being black is enough to get you shot there
camera doesnt "create", it sucks light and maybe other things out of sentient beings and nature. cameras are evil, maybe more than guns. that happy "muh camera" analogy is strongly autistic.
How does a camera not create? You take a picture of something. That something is still there. But now you have created a picture via film or as data in digital. You can be as literal or semantic as you want. A camera still creates.
it doesnt "create". it sucks light and god knows what else into a chemical imprint. you dont know if the something photographed is still there unaltered or changed forever. you will never know.
This misenterprets the entire concept of a photo. The important aspect of photography is not the chemical/electrical process that creates a negative or file. It's what is put in front of the camera.
>The important aspect
you dont get to decide whats the important aspect of anything. get the facts straight: photography on its core is a destructive process that steals energy from its surroundings and who knows what else. be objective m8, dont give me that muh feelz crap.