The tool he used was something that he called a ‘Vortiscope’, three mirrors attached together in the form of a triangle in 1916.

The tool he used was something that he called a ‘Vortiscope’, three mirrors attached together in the form of a triangle in 1916.

Look into my vortex: the astonishing experimental photography of Alvin Langdon Coburn

Look into my vortex: the astonishing experimental photography of Alvin Langdon Coburn

An accomplished photographer by the age of eight, this Bostonian visionary invented a kaleidoscopic mirror to take ‘vortographs’, took some of the most innovative images of the early century – then gave it all up to focus on being a freemason

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