Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
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I am a photographic historian and collector of 19th century photographica based in Brisbane, Australia. My interest is firstly in Australian photographic history, but I have a substantial interest in photography in many other parts of the world, and I am interested in the history of the carte de visite, cabinet photo and family photograph albums in particular. I am a contributor to the database of photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840-1940 www.cartedevisite.co.uk and I am interested in the migration of British and Irish photographers to other countries and of photographers that migrated to Great Britain and Ireland from elsewhere.
Hubert Weston King, the owner of the W. W. Winter studio in Derby has passed away on Xmas day 2018, just shy of his 87th birthday. The Winter studio is the longest operating photographic studio business in the UK, if not the world and second longest operating from the same address in the UK, after the Reeves studio in Lewes, Sussex. The business was…Continue
Posted on January 11, 2019 at 23:30
Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950 explores the phenomenon of portrait photography in Brisbane, and shows how the process of capturing and sharing a portrait evolved from the formal studio sittings of the 19th century through to more candid and relaxed photographs of the 20th century.
Featuring hundreds of Brisbane residents captured in…Continue
Posted on March 13, 2017 at 21:30
Matt was a WW2 US Navy veteran and fascinated by history, in which he obtained a Bachelor's degree at Northwestern Universary. He started as a camera collector, with a major interest in Leicas but switched…Continue
Posted on December 17, 2016 at 23:30 — 3 Comments
Cased images of Australian aborigines are few and far between so the discovery of six images, three daguerreotypes and three ambrotypes in the Mill Cottage Museum in Port Lincoln, South Australia is particularly exciting news.
Posted on May 7, 2013 at 22:00