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[W] http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/dec/08/the-astonishing-experimental-photography-of-alvin-langdon-coburn

Look into my vortex: the astonishing experimental photography of Alvin Langdon Coburn

[U] An accomplished photographer by the age of eight

[U] this Bostonian visionary persuaded George Bernard Shaw to strip, invented a kaleidoscopic mirror to take ‘vortographs’, took some of the most innovative images of the early 20th century – then gave it all up to focus on being a freemason