Where did it all start?
In the beginning there was darkness..... then there was a light it could have been just a shaft of dappled sunlight through some trees striking a subject, someone noticing how the light played on this subject and wanted to draw it, paint it and much much later on photograph it.
I suppose the human race have always survived by copying things, much like chimpanzees today use a a bit of twig to stick down an ant hill and eat the ants drawn from it on the stick a method that has been passed down from generations before, the survival of the fittest!
Have a look at this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMgXOVJLmDU
Whats he going on about, you say!
What I'm trying to say is that we copy what we see... how do we copy things..... by using a tool, be it a pencil, a paint brush or a camera., ever since there has been the medium to reproduce a likeness of something man has strived to put his own spin on what he sees.
so who did this?