Re-creation of Niépce’s first experiments in 1816
Carefully following the inventor’s indications,Pierre-Yves Mahe and Jean-louis Marignier rebuild his BOX,the ancestor of the photo camera ,and fit it with a plain lens.Like Niépce,they patiently wait long hours in order to have the sun to expose the images.
Re-creations of silver chloride Retinas
Since 1989, Jean-Louis Marignier,specialist in study of radiations with matter, is deciphering Niépce’s writings and started the experimental analyse of his works. J.L. Marignier is the first person to have successfuly re-created the different steps that led to the creation of the first photographic process.
In order to have his experiments matching Niépce’s closely as possible, he went as far as using the Judea bitumen used by the inventor.
Pictures shot with Niépce’s camera.
ThesePhotographs on modern film were shot with a reproduction of one of Niépce’s camera.