A fitting tribute from Google today to one of the founding figures of photography, a day which might otherwise have passed unnoticed by many. No doubt the above image has also raised a few eyebrows with people, perhaps questioning who this Louis Daguerre even is. It is a sad reflection on the state of photography today that it is difficult to see any direct links back to his work from the digital world we all now inhabit. Hopefully though this will help a few believers remember just how valuable a photograph should be.
PS, sit very still and say 'cheese'!