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"Capturing Moments: The Camera's Timeless Lens" In the world of fashion, Gabrielle Coco Chanel once said, "The best things in life are free

Background imageCamera Collection: SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight

SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Walker Smith, Jr. Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight against Carmen Basilio, 1957

Background imageCamera Collection: Gabrielle Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Coco Chanel
A camera study of Gabrielle Bonheur, Coco Chanel (1883 -1971). Date: 1929

Background imageCamera Collection: Advert for Leica cameras 1934

Advert for Leica cameras 1934
Take a Leica it ll be worth it. The marvellous pictures you get with your Leica camera will be worth its price many, many times over

Background imageCamera Collection: Guinness Trust Buildings, Brandon Street, Walworth, South Lo

Guinness Trust Buildings, Brandon Street, Walworth, South Lo

Background imageCamera Collection: Photographic enlarger

Photographic enlarger being used to produce an enlarged copy of a photograph

Background imageCamera Collection: Curiosity rover, artwork

Curiosity rover, artwork
NASAs next Mars rover, the Curiosity Rover, will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planets Gale Crater. Launch is palneed for November/ December 2011

Background imageCamera Collection: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (Laurel & Hardy) in John G Blystones Swiss Miss (1938)

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (Laurel & Hardy) in John G Blystones Swiss Miss (1938)
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (Laurel & Hardy)

Background imageCamera Collection: Racial / Japan / Samurai 19C

Racial / Japan / Samurai 19C
SAMURAI WARRIORS Four Japanese men in the traditional costume of Samurai warriors pose for the camera

Background imageCamera Collection: Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)
We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageCamera Collection: G. H. Wilkins on his return from the expedition in The Quest with Sir Ernest Shackleton

G. H. Wilkins on his return from the expedition in The Quest with Sir Ernest Shackleton
JHL390978 G. H. Wilkins on his return from the expedition in The Quest with Sir Ernest Shackleton, Plymouth, 16th September, 1922 (b/w photo) by Grant, Thomas E

Background imageCamera Collection: Daily Mirror Staff Photographer Alisdair MacDonald aged 21. February 1962

Daily Mirror Staff Photographer Alisdair MacDonald aged 21. February 1962

Background imageCamera Collection: Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filming We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)
Karel Reiszs We Are The Lambeth Boys (1959)

Background imageCamera Collection: Sealyham Puppies / 1936

Sealyham Puppies / 1936
A group of five sealyham puppies looking away from the camera. Owned by Huntington

Background imageCamera Collection: Pogues Entry, Antrim

Pogues Entry, Antrim - a view of whitewashed buildings, one thatched, in Antrim town, people are at the door or outside, looking at the camera. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Antrim; Antrim)

Background imageCamera Collection: T T Photographer

T T Photographer
9th June 1951: Don Price taking photos, with a Speed Graphic camera, of the TT race by standing on a Matchless 500 Twin motorcycle. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageCamera Collection: Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee

Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx
MARCIANO & CHARLES, 1954. Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, 17 June 1954

Background imageCamera Collection: London Film Festival Poster - 2005

London Film Festival Poster - 2005
Poster from the 49th London Film Festival - 2005

Background imageCamera Collection: Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930

Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930
" Wills, Shaw and Friese-Greene Ready to Film". A publicity shot for the foundation of the Aerofilms aerial photography company taken at the London Aerodrome, Hendon

Background imageCamera Collection: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II taking a picture at the Royal Windsor Horse Trials

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II taking a picture at the Royal Windsor Horse Trials. 17th May 1981

Background imageCamera Collection: Star Loco; A scene from the Ealing Comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt

Star Loco; A scene from the Ealing Comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt
6th September 1952: A scene from the Ealing comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt with the Thunderbolt played by the Lion a 114 year old locomotive lent by the Liverpool Engineering Society which originally

Background imageCamera Collection: ROBERT CAPA (1913-1954). Hungarian-born American war photographer

ROBERT CAPA (1913-1954). Hungarian-born American war photographer. Capa photographing a May Day demonstration in Tokyo, 1954

Background imageCamera Collection: Ruth Hussey in George Cukors The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Ruth Hussey in George Cukors The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Ruth Hussey

Background imageCamera Collection: Che Guevara / 1962 / Camera

Che Guevara / 1962 / Camera
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. Pictured with a camera. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageCamera Collection: Bodinnick, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. 1904

Bodinnick, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. 1904
A view from a street in Bodinnick looking down towards the river and Fowey opposite. Children observe a photographer. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageCamera Collection: The Mill, Hobbiton, North Island, New Zealand, Pacific

The Mill, Hobbiton, North Island, New Zealand, Pacific

Background imageCamera Collection: Three English Electric Lightnings flying from Warton

Three English Electric Lightnings flying from Warton in July 1968. Leading is the first Kuwaiti T55, 55-410/G27-78. Nearest the camera is the unpainted Saudi F53, 53-686/G27-56

Background imageCamera Collection: KENNEDY / NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

KENNEDY / NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, debating Richard M
KENNEDY/NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, debating Richard M. Nixon on television during the 1960 Presidential Campaign, moderated by Howard K. Smith

Background imageCamera Collection: Mars Exploration Rover

Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars, artwork. The first of two identical NASA rovers, Spirit, landed on Mars on 4 January 2004

Background imageCamera Collection: Light meter

Light meter, used in photography. The light meter measures the brightness so that correct exposure times can be set on a camera

Background imageCamera Collection: Curiosity rover on Mars, artwork

Curiosity rover on Mars, artwork

Background imageCamera Collection: George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak

George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak
George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak box camera, with his signature. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCamera Collection: A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton

A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton
Miss Baba Beaton is the younger of the two beautiful and attractive Beaton girls. They are among the most popular of the blonde ex-debs, and no party is complete without them

Background imageCamera Collection: Man in Dressing Gown

Man in Dressing Gown
Man models a wool jersey dressing gown, and his wire- haired fox terrier poses for the camera

Background imageCamera Collection: Person with a camera, X-ray

Person with a camera, X-ray
Person with a camera. Coloured, frontal X-ray of a person holding a camera (blue, left). The persons skull (centre) and neck bones (vertebrae, lower centre) can be seen

Background imageCamera Collection: Camera Obscura 1817

Camera Obscura 1817
CAMERA OBSCURA the various components of an observation hut or kiosk housing the device

Background imageCamera Collection: Young Little Owl (Athene noctua) forms itself into a round shape, feeling at ease

Young Little Owl (Athene noctua) forms itself into a round shape, feeling at ease, The Netherlands, Gelderland

Background imageCamera Collection: Vietnamese schoolgirl taking picture of Khai Dinhs Tomb, Hue, Vietnam

Vietnamese schoolgirl taking picture of Khai Dinhs Tomb, Hue, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageCamera Collection: European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) doe foraging in field of colorful wild flowers

European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) doe foraging in field of colorful wild flowers and looking at camera, The Netherlands, Drenthe

Background imageCamera Collection: A Bristol Boxkite under test at Filton

A Bristol Boxkite under test at Filton. Stanley White stands with his back to the camera wearing a flat cap and long overcoat. The site is now covered by the Filton Works Lab and Odeon

Background imageCamera Collection: Camera lenses

Camera lenses. Seen here (from left to right) are: a wide-angle fixed lens, a standard zoom lens (left), a wide-angle zoom lens (right) and a telephoto lens

Background imageCamera Collection: Curiosity rover on Mars, artwork

Curiosity rover on Mars, artwork

Background imageCamera Collection: Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research

Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research
Undated photograph of corner of the sance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research, with trumpets on table. HPG/1/2/1 (vi)

Background imageCamera Collection: Military spy - a camera carrying pigeon

Military spy - a camera carrying pigeon
A pigeon as a military spy. A camera small enough to be attached on a bird to capture ariel images, ideal for war time spying. The camera is automatic and takes a photograph at regular intervals

Background imageCamera Collection: A speed camera

A speed camera
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageCamera Collection: Japanese women

Japanese women
Four Japanese dancers wearing traditional kimonos sit with their backs to the camera

Background imageCamera Collection: Penny Farthing Photo

Penny Farthing Photo
A young man and his Ordinary bicycle, known as a penny farthing, pose proudly for a studio camera

Background imageCamera Collection: Young smiling man wearing underwear standing in front of nostalgic wallpaper

Young smiling man wearing underwear standing in front of nostalgic wallpaper

Background imageCamera Collection: KODAK ADVERTISEMENT, 1915. Take a Kodak with you. Advertisement for the Eastman Kodak hand-held

KODAK ADVERTISEMENT, 1915. Take a Kodak with you. Advertisement for the Eastman Kodak hand-held camera, from an American magazine, 1915




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"Capturing Moments: The Camera's Timeless Lens" In the world of fashion, Gabrielle Coco Chanel once said, "The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive. " And indeed, one of those precious treasures is a camera. It holds the power to freeze time and immortalize memories that would otherwise fade away. Just like Sugar Ray Robinson during a fierce boxing match, cameras capture every intense moment with precision and clarity. They become our ringside companions, allowing us to relive the adrenaline-filled seventh round over and over again. From the Guinness Trust Buildings in Walworth to the bustling streets of London, cameras have witnessed history unfold before their lenses. They've seen photographic enlargers bring images to life and watched as Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally filmed We Are The Lambeth Boys back in 1959. Cameras have no boundaries when it comes to curiosity. Even on distant planets like Mars, they accompany rovers like Curiosity, capturing breathtaking artwork-like landscapes that ignite our imagination. Through their lens, cameras transcend time and culture. From samurais in 19th-century Japan to iconic figures like Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Swiss Miss (1938), they document diverse stories that shape our understanding of humanity. But cameras aren't just observers; they empower us all by putting creativity into our hands. With them, we can be artists or storytellers—unleashing our inner visionaries onto film or digital screens for all to see. They even reveal what lies beneath our skin - X-ray machines equipped with powerful lenses enable doctors to diagnose ailments hidden from plain sight—a testament to how technology has revolutionized healthcare. Cameras take flight too. Aerial photography soared high above cities since 1919 when AFL03_aerofilms_c12930 captured stunning bird's-eye views that forever changed how we perceive urban landscapes. And let's not forget about the adverts that entice us to embrace the world of photography.