Celebrities in photos of Nadar

Gaspard Felix Tournachon all known under the pseudonym of Nadar, was a photographer that took the first picture in the history from the air in 1858. About the photo itself, Nadar said that the equipment and techniques can be learned in one day, but the ability to feel the light is impossible to know. Today we offer you a series of portraits of his works depicting the great people of the time.

Sarah Bernhardt - an actress.

Sarah Bernhardt –  actress.

Poet and critic Charles Baudelaire.

Poet and critic Charles Baudelaire.

Peter Kropotkin a Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist.

Peter Kropotkin –  Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist.

Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar - the King of Persia from 17 September 1848 to 1 May 1896 when he was assassinated.

Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar – the King of Persia from 17 September 1848 to 1 May 1896 when he was assassinated.

Mikhail Bakunin - a Russian revolutionary anarchist, and founder of collectivist anarchism.

Mikhail Bakunin –  Russian revolutionary anarchist, and founder of collectivist anarchism.

Louis Pasteur - a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.

Louis Pasteur –  French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.

Jules Verne - a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Jules Verne –  French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre - a French entomologist and author known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects.

Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre –  French entomologist and author known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects.

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov - a Russian zoologist  best known for his pioneering research into the immune system.

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov – Russian zoologist best known for his pioneering research into the immune system.

Illustrator, sculptor and painter Gustave Dore.

Illustrator, sculptor and painter Gustave Dore.

Hector Berlioz -  a French Romantic composer.

Hector Berlioz –  French Romantic composer.

Giuseppe Verdi - an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas.

Giuseppe Verdi –  Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas.

George Sand - a French novelist and memoirist.

George Sand – French novelist and memoirist.

French Writer Alexandre Dumas.

French Writer Alexandre Dumas.

French Painter and engraver Edouard Manet.

French Painter and engraver Edouard Manet.

French Composer Claude Debussy.

French Composer Claude Debussy.

Franz Liszt - composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor.

Franz Liszt – composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor.

François-Auguste-René Rodin was a French sculptor.

François-Auguste-René Rodin was a French sculptor.

Émile Zola - a French writer, the most well-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism.

Émile Zola –  French writer, the most well-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism.

Claude Monet - a founder of French Impressionist painting,

Claude Monet – founder of French Impressionist painting,

Alphonse Daudet was a French novelist.

Alphonse Daudet was a French novelist.

Sarah Bernhardt.

Sarah Bernhardt.