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BJP and the missing years and more
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I have been working on building a database of early photographic works, been doing this for about a decade.The database is currently running off of a thumb drive and is pushing 75GB. The database is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Bolt Feb 24.

The Walrus and Lantern Slide Shows

I've been working on my memoir, Light Writings, which is semi-memoir and personal essays. I've always been hooked on trivia that has a "Gee, that's interesting aspect to it."I was doing some more…Continue

Started Feb 20, 2018

The first person to make a fixable photograph
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W.J. Harrison (A History of Photography, 1897, Percy Lund Country Press, London) in 1895, wrote this in his article: Anthony's Photographic Bulletin 1896, pg…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS Oct 23, 2017.

The Pilot database
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The Pilot DatabaseI’ve been giving some thought to this and would like to discuss the possibility transferring ownership of my database to some organization. This would be a free donation, if you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS Aug 28, 2017.

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Richard Sullivan HonFRPS commented on Gael Newton's blog post elephantonin process formula?
"It appears to be a process called in general:  Ivorytype, commercial versions were: holotype,Sennotype, Ivorytype, Typolite. They were known for turning yellow and eventually fading. They were not put on real ivory but celluloid which was…"
Apr 20
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
"Anne, Typos not a worry. Me too! My wife and I founded Bostick & Sullivan over 40 years ago, so I have had some experience with process photography. I have had an upside down look at photo history, that is from an intimate perspective on how a…"
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Anne Strathie commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
"P.S. excuse typos in last post, just dashing out! Anne"
Apr 14
Anne Strathie commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
"Hi, Dick It sounds as if you're embarking on a wide-ranging project, so hope it goes well ... coming from an art-historical background, I tend to regard movements as fairly fluid entities which sometimes seem more full-formed with hindsight…"
Apr 14
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
"Ms Strathie, Thanks.   There was much back and forth between the major photographers of the period.  Frederick Evans' work at Kelmscott in particular stands out. It is hard to find a living creature in Evans' photographs. I…"
Apr 14
Anne Strathie commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
"To add a bit more background to the comment below, a chapter on photography by Martin Barnes in the catalogue of the V&A’s 2005 exhibition on ‘International Arts and Crafts’ also mentions: Photography was featured in magazines…"
Apr 14
Anne Strathie commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
"I found a photograph of William Morris by Frederick Hollyer, who, according to his Wikipedia entry at least, appears to be associated with the Linked Ring Society; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Hollyer I don't have time to do it…"
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Mark Katzman commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
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Richard Sullivan HonFRPS commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
"Mark, Thanks for the tip. Like the rest of the world, I am currently in solitary confinement. No libraries open, or at least one available that would have this volume. I did find a new copy online at $96.00. Not going there, yet. No used ones showed…"
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Mark Katzman commented on Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's blog post The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography
"You might find this interesting: Peterson, Christian A. "The Photograph Beautiful 1895–1915." History of Photography. 16.3 (1992): 189-232.  Mark"
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The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography

The Pictorialist Movement in photography took place in a parallel time frame to the Arts and Crafts Movement. However, though both were shunned by the academic arts establishment, the A&C movement never embraced photography, perhaps in small ways, but never fully. My take on this is that the A&C Movement was fully engulfed in Medievalism, which was antithetical to photography.There were separate movements in Pictorial Photoraphy like the Photo-Secession or the Linked Ring, but, I cannot…See More
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Dick Bolt replied to Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's discussion BJP and the missing years and more
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Feb 24
James Furnival replied to Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's discussion BJP and the missing years and more
"Apologies I forgot to thank you for this ...will be so useful!!!!  thank you so much for uploading!"
Feb 24
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's discussion BJP and the missing years and more
"James, I just reloaded it so it may take an hour to sync. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8rd3rzwd10e3yio/AAAeVtdN-Gmz54ISeZkoFXSga?dl=0 --Dick"
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James Furnival replied to Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's discussion BJP and the missing years and more
"Hi I have only just nboticed this post ... don't suppose you could relink the dropbox file could you? Thanking you in advance James"
Feb 7
Dick Bolt replied to Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's discussion BJP and the missing years and more
"The British Journal of Photography Two large boxes of BJP issues, one box has his selected files ( clippings, BJP group photos of members with some IDs)  from BJPs in the period of 1890-1914 & the other large box has  issues from…"
Jan 26

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The Arts & Crafts Movement and photography

The Pictorialist Movement in photography took place in a parallel time frame to the Arts and Crafts Movement. However, though both were shunned by the academic arts establishment, the A&C movement never embraced photography, perhaps in small ways, but never fully. My take on this is that the A&C Movement was fully engulfed in Medievalism, which was antithetical to photography.

There were separate movements in Pictorial Photoraphy like the Photo-Secession or the Linked Ring,…

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Posted on March 27, 2020 at 16:30 — 9 Comments

Research: My Big Project (Fixed)

The following is a rough draft describing my latest project, well late, as I have been working on this for quite a few years now. I would appreciate any comments you may have as I eventually, by year's end, to put it on the market. I hope I am not violating any rules here due to this being a commercial project, much the same as a book might be.

I get the sneaking suspicion…

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Posted on August 3, 2016 at 19:30

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At 22:32 on August 10, 2016, David H Davison said…

Hi Dick,

That is probably the general impression seeing as I have lived here for seventy years but I am in fact a Yorkshireman who possibly is relatively unusual in having no Irish ancestry.. I did however have an Irish stepfather and that is how I ended up in this country.

All that aside, I wanted to say that you do not deserve a medal for this gargantuan contribution to photographic research but in fact a whole chestful of medals. I knew you were doing this work as I remember you copying material when you were here with us but I never imagined that it could be so all-encompassing. I am overwhelmed with admiration and cannot imagine how the photo-historical world can thank you sufficiently, not even a bar on your Hon FRPS, in military terms, would seem enough to me. Perhaps the RPS could strike a special medal?

I suppose the next stage is to find out how to access the material.

Incidentally my Fourth Earl book is getting close to publication, it would be great if you could be back at the castle for the launch which I hope will be next year.

Congrats again,

David. 

At 7:05 on August 1, 2016, Michael Pritchard said…

There is no family connection, sadly. 

Michael.

 
 
 

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