The Strange, the Surreal and the Downright Scary
Photographers have pretty much always creeped out people.
Initially, they simply couldn’t help it. The world’s introduction to photography, the daguerreotype process, produced a shimmering, ghostly image that seemed at once so lifelike and so utterly unlifelike that it could have been made possible only through a kind of sorcery. For many, looking at a daguerreotype — a precise artifact of a moment from the irretrievable past — was like staring death itself in the eye.