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Hi Guys,I am looking for any information that you may have on Edmund Wormald. A well regarded and influential photographer who had his own studio in central Leeds.I am especially interested in the…Continue
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If you click on the link at the right about Frederick Scott Archer you can read a fascinating story about a man who generously gave this ground breaking process free to the world. Maybe it is because I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics but I was reminded of Tim Berners-Lee and his generosity.Continue
Posted on August 1, 2012 at 21:00 — 2 Comments
Recently I watched Silver Footprint a film about legendary black & white printer Robin Bell. The film provides a great opportunity to see this master craftsman demonstrate his skill and vision in the darkroom. Bell has printed for many well-know photographers and so many iconic images have had his expert eye and technical proficiency added to them.
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Posted on April 2, 2012 at 22:30
Last week I went to see the exhibition at the Royal Collection that I found deeply moving for a number of reasons. It was the first time that I had seen the two photographers work exhibited side-by-side and it is a testament to both photographers of the quality of the work but of the men themselves. Ponting's work clearly the more creative of the two with its breath taking vistas and sensitive framing left me a…Continue
Posted on March 19, 2012 at 9:16 — 2 Comments