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Photography - William Henry Fox Talbot

Photography
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Hazel Doughty

on 30 October 2013

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Transcript of Photography - William Henry Fox Talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot
Ships at Low Tide
1844
Style
of
Work
Photogenic drawing negative likely 1839
Two delicate plant fronds
Calotype Camera
Historical Significance
"How charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves durably and remain fixed on the paper!"
~ Talbot
He liked to emulate 19th century scenes from everyday life
Many of the pictures he took were of nature
group portraits
and
Trinity College, Cambridge
1817
‘The Open Door’
Salt print from a calotype negative, April 1844
.
YOU WILL NOT OUT SMART ME
"When the eye was removed from the prism-in which all looked beautiful- I found that the faithless pencil had only left traces on the paper melancholy to behold"
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