Ettore Roesler Franz was one of the first artists in the world to use the camera (a kinegrafo) to better focus on every detail of his views and portraying his characters always during their most humble functions.

In some cases, the photos were taken also as a starting point to realize the watercolors.

Most of the photos are owned by Alinari Foundation and are available on the Foundation website by typing “Roesler” in the bar at the top left.

Some photos made by the Artist with his kinegrafo to the models he used for his paintings: