"Taking photos" begun about 150 years ago, when Joseph Niépce took a picture of the back of his house. Today with all the technology we don't realise how difficult was doing that with a minimal quality of picture...
View from the window in Le Gras - by Joseph Niépce (1826)
The birth of the Earth (1968)
Aerial view of Boston - James Wallace Black (1860)
This is a revolutionary (not so new) recording called Binaural Recording. The effect is that your brain receives different signal positions where the sounds appear in space around us, not only left or right but complete dimension as in front of you or behind.
Try this amazing Virtual Barber Shop! You just need to put good headphones and close your eyes during the recording.
Note: if you dont use headphones you will not be able to listen this as I'm saying here. Enjoy!