Masters of Photography - Nadar
Masters of Photography - Nadar
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'Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (April 6, 1820 -- March 21, 1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist and balloonist. Nadar was born in 1820 in Paris (although some sources state Lyon). He was a caricaturist for Le Charivari in 1848. In 1849 he created the Revue comique and the Petit journal pour rire. He took his first photographs in 1853 and in 1858 became the first person to take aerial photographs. Around 1863, Nadar built a huge (6000 m³) hot air balloon named Le Géant ("The Giant"), thereby inspiring Jules Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon. The "Géant" project was unsuccessful and convinced him that the future belonged to heavier-than-air machines. Afterwards "The Society for the Encouragement of Aerial Locomotion by Means of Heavier than Air Machines" was established, with Nadar as president and Verne as secretary. Nadar was also the inspiration for the character of Michael Ardan in From the Earth to the Moon.'
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Views: 459
Uploaded: 2 years ago
Duration: 07:59
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Rating: 5/5 ~ Votes: 3
Videos: 1447
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'Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (April 6, 1820 -- March 21, 1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist and balloonist. Nadar was born in 1820 in Paris (although some sources state Lyon). He was a caricaturist for Le Charivari in 1848. In 1849 he created the Revue comique and the Petit journal pour rire. He took his first photographs in 1853 and in 1858 became the first person to take aerial photographs. Around 1863, Nadar built a huge (6000 m³) hot air balloon named Le Géant ("The Giant"), thereby inspiring Jules Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon. The "Géant" project was unsuccessful and convinced him that the future belonged to heavier-than-air machines. Afterwards "The Society for the Encouragement of Aerial Locomotion by Means of Heavier than Air Machines" was established, with Nadar as president and Verne as secretary. Nadar was also the inspiration for the character of Michael Ardan in From the Earth to the Moon.'
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Education, Film, People