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Photography Waves

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.

Collector’s Guide: Collecting Fine Art Photographs

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Judy Cheng, Surfer Perth, Photography

Judy Cheng

Surfer Perth, 2021
44 x 44 x 2 inch
Photography

5,000 - $ 10,000

Jacques Renoir, Dentelles de vagues - n° I/VI, Photography

Jacques Renoir

Dentelles de vagues - n° I/VI, 2016
22.8 x 15.2 inch
Photography

$1,324

Ben Thouard, Au vol, Photography

Ben Thouard

Au vol, 2019
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,311

Our recommendations Tommy Schultz, Best wave I, Photography

Tommy Schultz

Best wave I, 2015
19.7 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$963

Emre, Hercule Surf, Photography

Emre

Hercule Surf, 2017
33.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$8,428

Jeremiah Klein, Diamond Mine, Photography

Jeremiah Klein

Diamond Mine, 2014
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$602

Michael Townsend, Doho, Photography

Michael Townsend

Doho, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$1,084

Mehran Naghshbandi, Echoes of Light, Photography

Mehran Naghshbandi

Echoes of Light, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,204

Myles McGuinness, Sunkissed cross step, Photography

Myles McGuinness

Sunkissed cross step, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$722

Adrien Ballanger, Hot Perfection, Photography

Adrien Ballanger

Hot Perfection, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$722

Dimitri Mellos, El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, Photography

Dimitri Mellos

El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, 2008
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$1,806

Claudio Garrudo, Trinus 1606, Photography

Claudio Garrudo

Trinus 1606, 2018
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,746

Jaider Lozano, Surfing, Photography

Jaider Lozano

Surfing, 2011
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$722

Cristian Corradin, Scène de plage, Photography

Cristian Corradin

Scène de plage, 2011
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$1,084

Kathia Mohl, Éruption marine, Photography

Kathia Mohl

Éruption marine, 2015
41.3 x 36.2 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,950

Patrick Braoudé, Bord de mer, Photography

Patrick Braoudé

Bord de mer, 2017
5.1 x 5.1 inch
Photography

$301

Philippe Blin, Sans titre - série paysage marin, Photography

Philippe Blin

Sans titre - série paysage marin, 2020
26.4 x 47.2 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,107

Pierre Carreau, Aqua Viva #2209, Photography

Pierre Carreau

Aqua Viva #2209, 2014
26 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$3,612

Yoann Segalen, D-landes, Photography

Yoann Segalen

D-landes, 2007
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$361

P van Bolderick, Venice Beach Purple Sea, Photography

P van Bolderick

Venice Beach Purple Sea, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$542

Steve Fitzpatrick, Gas Chambers, Photography

Steve Fitzpatrick

Gas Chambers, 2006
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$722

Mireille Roobaert, Galette Glaciale, Photography

Mireille Roobaert

Galette Glaciale, 2010
19.7 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,445

Constanza Piaggio, Sans titre V (de la série Mental Meteorites), Photography

Constanza Piaggio

Sans titre V (de la série Mental Meteorites), 2017
21.7 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$3,010

Nicolas Cima, Carlton, Photography

Nicolas Cima

Carlton, 2014
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$7,103

Anthony Horth, Where Sky and Water meet, Photography

Anthony Horth

Where Sky and Water meet, 2019
20 x 28 x 0.25 inch
Photography

$840

Dominique Jullien, Elle se dévoile, Photography

Dominique Jullien

Elle se dévoile, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$361

Michaël Fok Bor, Dead city, Photography

Michaël Fok Bor

Dead city, 2017
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,167

José Nicolas, Porquerolles. Envol plage de Notre Dame, Photography

José Nicolas

Porquerolles. Envol plage de Notre Dame, 2014
14.2 x 14.2 inch
Photography

$710

Ben Thouard, Surface, Photography

Ben Thouard

Surface, 2018
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,612

Ben Thouard, Sparkling, Photography

Ben Thouard

Sparkling, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,987

Angeles Peña, Tempestad, Photography

Angeles Peña

Tempestad, 2015
19.5 x 27.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$350

Patrick Gripe, Hauraki, Photography

Patrick Gripe

Hauraki, 2002
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$2,649

Slim Aarons, Princess Pia Ruspoli, Photography

Slim Aarons

Princess Pia Ruspoli, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,443

Slim Aarons, Porto Ercole, Photography

Slim Aarons

Porto Ercole, 2020
40 x 30 inch
Photography

$3,762

Our recommendations Tommy Schultz, Best wave IV, Photography

Tommy Schultz

Best wave IV, 2000
19.7 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$963

LaO PaZ, Humanité, Photography

LaO PaZ

Humanité, 2011
16.9 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$1,084

LaO PaZ, Fondamentaux II, Photography

LaO PaZ

Fondamentaux II, 2009
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$662

Slim Aarons, Surfing Brothers, Photography

Slim Aarons

Surfing Brothers, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,443

Slim Aarons, Princess Beach Club, Photography

Slim Aarons

Princess Beach Club, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,443

Slim Aarons, Pool At Puerto Vallarta, Photography

Slim Aarons

Pool At Puerto Vallarta, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$4,443

Slim Aarons, Deck Dwellers, Photography

Slim Aarons

Deck Dwellers, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$3,762

Slim Aarons, Casa De Camp, Photography

Slim Aarons

Casa De Camp, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,443

Slim Aarons, Biarritz Seafront, Photography

Slim Aarons

Biarritz Seafront, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,443

Slim Aarons, Rhode Island Surfers, Photography

Slim Aarons

Rhode Island Surfers, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$4,443

Slim Aarons, Rhode Island Surfers, Photography

Slim Aarons

Rhode Island Surfers, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$3,762

Cheryl Maeder, Far Away VI, Photography

Cheryl Maeder

Far Away VI, 2010
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$4,575

Cheryl Maeder, Far Away XI, Photography

Cheryl Maeder

Far Away XI, 2010
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$4,575

Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #328, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #328, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,167

Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #272, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #272, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,167

Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #257, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #257, 2011
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,167

Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #332, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #332, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,167

Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #334, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #334, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,167

Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #349, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #349, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,167

Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #224, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #224, 2009
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,167

Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #152, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #152, 2009
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,167

Ben Thouard, Animal, Photography

Ben Thouard

Animal, 2018
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$5,960

James Sparshatt, Dark Materials II, Photography

James Sparshatt

Dark Materials II, 2014
26.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,442

Dani Garcia Sarabia, Storm V, Photography

Dani Garcia Sarabia

Storm V, 2012
11.8 x 9.8 inch
Photography

$361

Grzegorz Sikorski, Would you swim with me? VII, Photography

Grzegorz Sikorski

Would you swim with me? VII, 2021
20.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$229

Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic, Le grand bain IV, Photography

Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic

Le grand bain IV, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$746

César Ancelle-Hansen, Un soir à la Côte, Photography

César Ancelle-Hansen

Un soir à la Côte, 2016
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$1,084

Our recommendations Adeline Spengler, Nuages flottants, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Nuages flottants, 2014
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,040

Michael Townsend, Doho, Photography

Michael Townsend

Doho, 2017
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$722

Michael Townsend, El Norte, Photography

Michael Townsend

El Norte, 2017
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$722

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