Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Luis Marden [Historical Photographer]
Born on January 25, 1913, Luis Marden was a well known photographer recognized for his work with National Geographic Magazine. He first became interested in photography in high school during chemistry class. At the age of 19 he had already written a book about color photography using a 35mm camera. Marden had a passion and decided to pursue it. This led to scientific discoveries and advancements in the field of photography. When he began working for National Geographic he introduced them to the idea of using a small camera, such as a 35mm, to take their color photos. This also led to the desire to take underwater photos. From these underwater adventures came the invention of various techniques and devices, such as filters, that helped further photography. Luis Marden died on March 3, 2003 in Arlington, Virginia from Parkinson's disease.