Note the perspective, composition and the way light is recorded in these paintings. Could Vermeer have achieved this without the use of a camera obscura?
Vermeer was a photographer, some 200 years before the invention of photography. Discuss over dinner... 'chez nous' !  :-)
Johannes Vermeer (1632 - 1675)
"the first photographer?"
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