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Photography Vintage

Omnipresent and seemingly so natural in the smartphone era, the history of photography remains a relatively recent occurrence in comparison with the history of mankind.

Although it has been said that the technique's early stages began at the start of the 19th century, we owe its invention to Louis Daguerre in 1839. An associate of Niepce, he improved darkroom exposure time and modified the chemical elements necessary for the development of photographs. The daguerreotype was revealed to the general public on 7th January 1839 during a meeting at the French Academy of Sciences. Worldwide success was quick to follow.

Photo studios opened everywhere and the richest and most influential families at the time had their portrait taken in black and white.

Over time, the process took less and less time and the material needed less and less space. Tripods were eventually no longer necessary. In 1889, Eastman Kodak launched a portable camera with a film roll and photography took a completely new form.

Artists seized this new opportunity and art photography quickly started to develop.

The 20th century is characterised by the work of some of the most important photographers: Walker Evans, Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Raymond Depardon and of course Robert Doisneau. They succeeded incompletely transforming our vision of the world. They marked the end of one world and opened the way for another in which we could determine the contours and colours in of the world in our own unique ways. They showed us social realities and tragedies but they also immortalised the magic of Hollywood and the iconic men and women of their time.

Their successors followed in their footsteps, inspired by their unique framing and composition techniques. The creative possibilities of photography were yet again multiplied by the latest digital developments. Certain photographers maintained their steadfast love for the silver Leica cameras but many swapped them for sharper focus of reflex cameras and decided to play around in post-production to modify the photo's characteristics and final image.

Artsper's selection is representative of international photography from the 1950s to the current day. Made up of thousands of works, it covers a whole host of artistic processes, from reporting, fashion photography, contemporary documentary work, black and white photography to works which blur the lines between photography and other visual arts as well as iconic photographies and sport photographies.

Two principles can be used to guide you when choosing a work of art photography: you can choose to prioritise the diversity of artistic approaches, or to create ensembles, by buying entire series enabling you to acquire coherent monographic collections.

Whether with portraits, romantic landscapes, urban imagery, daily life or reporting events, photography ensures the faithful representation of oneself or of those around us. Amongst many others, you will find the following names in our selection of famous photographers: Liu Bolin, Li Wei, the French photographer Claude Levèque, fashion photographies by Helmut Newton, Larry Clark's polaroid, Ralph Gibson and in the Emerging artists category: Clarisse Rebotier and Thomas Subtil. You will also find the small format photographies andlarge format photographies.

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Margrethe Mather, Untitled, Photography

Margrethe Mather

Untitled, 1922
9.88 x 7.38 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$4,200

Claude Lê Anh, Carolyn Carlson 2, Photography

Claude Lê Anh

Carolyn Carlson 2, 1985
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$359

Our recommendations Diane Arbus, A Widow in Her Bedroom, 55th St, NYC, Photography

Diane Arbus

A Widow in Her Bedroom, 55th St, NYC, 1963
14 x 11 inch
Photography

$50,000

Jan Saudek, Ost und West, 1945, Photography

Jan Saudek

Ost und West, 1945, 1998
8 x 5.9 inch
Photography

$1,795

Frantisek Drtikol, 2 women with bouquet of roses, Photography

Frantisek Drtikol

2 women with bouquet of roses, 1919
10.2 x 7.5 inch
Photography

$1,436

Christopher Simon Sykes, Chatsworth Painting, Photography

Christopher Simon Sykes

Chatsworth Painting, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$1,795

Erich Auerbach, La Fenice, Photography

Erich Auerbach

La Fenice, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$1,167

Keystone, Guggenheim Museum, Photography

Keystone

Guggenheim Museum, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$987

Gemmy Woud Binnendijk, When The Clock Stops Ticking, Photography

Gemmy Woud Binnendijk

When The Clock Stops Ticking, 2021
39 x 30 x 5 inch
Photography

$5,500

Tim Graham, Double Doors, Photography

Tim Graham

Double Doors, 2020
40 x 30 inch
Photography

$2,632

Martine Dégot, Souvenir, Photography

Martine Dégot

Souvenir, 2018
27.6 x 23.6 x 3.1 inch
Photography

$5,983

Richard Heeps, Telephone III, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Telephone III, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, 2002
24 x 36.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$975

Richard Heeps, Tram, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tram, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$829

Richard Heeps, Pink Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Pink Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$209

Richard Heeps, Lilac Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Lilac Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$209

Richard Heeps, Black Handbag, Photography

Richard Heeps

Black Handbag, 2009
16.5 x 11 x 0 inch
Photography

$209

Martin Munkacsi, Untitled P-III V, Photography

Martin Munkacsi

Untitled P-III V, 1930
15.4 x 11.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$999

Slim Aarons, Helen Dzo Dzo 1970, Photography

Slim Aarons

Helen Dzo Dzo 1970, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Christmas Traffic, Photography

Slim Aarons

Christmas Traffic, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Campbell Falls Picnic, Photography

Slim Aarons

Campbell Falls Picnic, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Andros Island, Photography

Slim Aarons

Andros Island, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Campbell Falls Picnic, Photography

Slim Aarons

Campbell Falls Picnic, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Andros Island, Photography

Slim Aarons

Andros Island, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Tania Mallet, Photography

Slim Aarons

Tania Mallet, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Swimmer And Sunbather, Photography

Slim Aarons

Swimmer And Sunbather, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Sundowners, Photography

Slim Aarons

Sundowners, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Sunbathing In Capri, Photography

Slim Aarons

Sunbathing In Capri, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Sunbathing In Barbados, Photography

Slim Aarons

Sunbathing In Barbados, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Summer Picnic, Photography

Slim Aarons

Summer Picnic, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Staying At The Carlton, Photography

Slim Aarons

Staying At The Carlton, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Social Call, Photography

Slim Aarons

Social Call, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, San Diego Gulls, Photography

Slim Aarons

San Diego Gulls, 2020
30 x 30 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Portofino Villa, Photography

Slim Aarons

Portofino Villa, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Portofino, Photography

Slim Aarons

Portofino, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Porto Ercole Harbour, Photography

Slim Aarons

Porto Ercole Harbour, 2020
40 x 30 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Pool Party, Photography

Slim Aarons

Pool Party, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Nassau Speed Week, Photography

Slim Aarons

Nassau Speed Week, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Monaco Grand Prix, Photography

Slim Aarons

Monaco Grand Prix, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Menton, Photography

Slim Aarons

Menton, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Lyford Cay Golf Course, Photography

Slim Aarons

Lyford Cay Golf Course, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Los Leones, Photography

Slim Aarons

Los Leones, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Laguna Beach, Photography

Slim Aarons

Laguna Beach, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Kaptur and Linsk 1970, Photography

Slim Aarons

Kaptur and Linsk 1970, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Jean Serpieri, Photography

Slim Aarons

Jean Serpieri, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Harbour Area, Portofino, Photography

Slim Aarons

Harbour Area, Portofino, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Guests Hugh Hefner’s, Photography

Slim Aarons

Guests Hugh Hefner’s, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Early Riders, Photography

Slim Aarons

Early Riders, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Dolores Guinness, Photography

Slim Aarons

Dolores Guinness, 2020
30 x 30 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Desert House in Palm Springs, Photography

Slim Aarons

Desert House in Palm Springs, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Photography

Slim Aarons

Cortina d’Ampezzo, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Cat Cays, Photography

Slim Aarons

Cat Cays, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Carlton In Cannes, Photography

Slim Aarons

Carlton In Cannes, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Cap Juluca Hotel, Photography

Slim Aarons

Cap Juluca Hotel, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Boats Before The Excelsior, Photography

Slim Aarons

Boats Before The Excelsior, 2020
30 x 30 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Bergese House, Photography

Slim Aarons

Bergese House, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Westin Excelsior, Photography

Slim Aarons

Westin Excelsior, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Venice Gondolas, Photography

Slim Aarons

Venice Gondolas, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Skiing Waiters, Photography

Slim Aarons

Skiing Waiters, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Skiing Princess, Photography

Slim Aarons

Skiing Princess, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Peter Viertel, Photography

Slim Aarons

Peter Viertel, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Poolside Pairs, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Pairs, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$3,950

Slim Aarons, Chantilly Racecourse, Photography

Slim Aarons

Chantilly Racecourse, 2020
40 x 30 inch
Photography

$3,739

Slim Aarons, Campbell Falls, Photography

Slim Aarons

Campbell Falls, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,415

Slim Aarons, Cafe Terrace In Nice, Photography

Slim Aarons

Cafe Terrace In Nice, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$3,739

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