Hasselblad

 

Gothenburg Art Musem

Gothenburg Art Musem

In a quiet corner of the Gothenburg Art Museum, a statue of Victor Hasselblad, (1906-1978) a famous Swedish photographer and inventor of excellent cameras. He once travelled to the United States of America and was asked by a custom assistant at the airport if he had anything to do with the Hasselblad camera?

“I am the Camera”!

 

The Hasselblad statue

The Hasselblad statue

The Hasselblad statue

The Hasselblad statue

Inscription  for the Hasselblad statue

Inscription for the Hasselblad statue

The moon boot footprint Hasselblad

The moon boot footprint photographed with a Hasselblad camera

In a quiet corner of the Gothenburg Art Museum, a figure of Victor Hasselblad, (1906-1978) a famous Swedish photographer and inventor of excellent cameras. He once travelled to the United States of America and was asked by a custom assistant at the airport if he had anything to do with the Hasselblad camera?

“I am the Camera”!

From the homepage about the Hasselblad history :

HASSELBLAD IN SPACE

In 1969, the Hasselblad space saga continued with Apollo 11 and the first images of man on the moon and of earth from the moon captured by Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. with a Hasselblad 500EL/70. There are perhaps no images in the history of photography more famous and more influential than those taken with Hasselblads in space. And true to form, Victor and his engineers used the advances and product developments that arose from the space cameras to add groundbreaking features and functions to the cameras they sold here on earth. The world had been his development lab before, and now the lab got bigger still.

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