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I am researching colour photography and would appreciate feedbackJohn Szarkowski's curation of William Eggleston's Guide at MOMA in 1976, was a pivotal moment in the history of colour photography in…Continue

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Connection: Story Maskelyne and Dillwyn Llewelyn

Interestingly and coincidentally two current postings: the John Dillwyn Llewelyn album to be sold at Sotheby’s and the Story Maskelyne camera obscura, at Christie’s are connected.

John Dillwyn Llewelyn was the father-in-law of Nevil Story…


Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:30

The Photographer of Penllergare- a life of John Dillwyn Llewelyn 1810 to 1882

Noel Chanan’s latest hardcover, The Photographer of Penllergare- a life of John Dillwyn Llewelyn 1810 to 1882, is an in-depth, richly illustrated and forensically researched hardcover book. Llewelyn was married to a cousin of William Henry Fox Talbot, the British inventor of photography,…


Posted on April 3, 2013 at 19:19 — 1 Comment

GIFs used for stereoscope viewing

The upsurge in popularity of  the Graphics Interchange Format or GIF has been applied creatively for viewing stereoscopic pairs of images. I came across this site which maybe of interest.

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

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At 21:24 on April 20, 2013, Paul Cordes said…

Hello Janine,

Yes, please send me your e-mail and I can send a picture of the Swan book.

I have enrolled on a 3 day carbon print course, so can participate in the demonstration myself.

The 3 colour process and autochromes are fascinating, but I know little of them, although I do own some autochromes and once had a MIKUT camera in stock.



At 11:51 on April 13, 2012, Caroline Fuchs said…

Hi Janine,

thanks for your message, I am always happy to meet new people who are looking into autochromes. What are you especially interested in? Mark probably told you that I am working on a PhD thesis that tries to zoom in on the autochrome in Britain. If you like, you can contact me via email on:



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