A video showing how the world looks today through a 136-year-old lens created by Paris-based cinematographer Mathieu Stern has been making waves online. In the video, Stern shows the viewer how to mount the large-format, 1880-produced camera lens on a contemporary camera and the effect it creates on the people and the landscape around it.
The lens lends Paris and the model captured in his video a sort of dream-like quality because of the soft-focus element produced by the lens. Stern said that he chose this particular lens because he wanted to see if the old and new would work well together.
The video is part of a series for the Weird Lens Challenge, wherein Stern puts old camera lenses on to modern-day camera equipment and tests how the camera works. This video is the sixth in the series. You can view more at his website.