The largest and most enticing work in the Wunderkammer exhibition is Studio of an Old Man by Dan Estabrook. The captivating piece draws the viewer into a mysterious and open studio space. The studio depicted reminisces upon early photography studios - closed off from all light, filled with props and backgrounds, and designed to give you a personalized piece of the most advanced and exciting technology of the time - a daguerreotype portrait. The only thing missing from Estabrook’s studio is a head brace to ensure a high quality portrait by mitigating even the most subtle and unnoticed tremors. Estabrook examines what makes photography art, self reflection, and photography’s history with artifice within Studio of an Old Man.
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