A photo takes the viewer back to the atmosphere of the recorded moment. It evokes memories and resuscitates emotions. It is a ‘frozen moment of endlessly hastening time, never to be undone, a second set still for all eternity.’
Portrait photography is also an exceptional professional. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a true craze for portraits on pieces of cardboard of visiting-card format: so-called cartes-de-visite.