Roy Hungerford's niece Shenagh telephoned yesterday to tell us that Roy died earlier this week at the age of 94.Members of the Historical Group of the RPS will have noted that the committee until recently included Roy as responsible for 'queries'. This was appropriate as he had a deep independent scholar's knowledge of historic cameras and lenses and he knew how to use them.He was ready to pass on his knowledge to students and scholars around the world. It was always a pleasure when Roy called…See More
Hello Everyone Does anyone have any further news on the progress of the proposed digitisation of the BJ. I am particularly interested in 1870s editions. Unfortunately someone seems to have borrowed the relevant volume from my studio and not returned it. I need to confirm that Usherwood in Dorking got a twelve year old girl to process carbon prints. I am also interested in an an account of a visit to George Washington Wilson's photographic factory in Aberdeen describing the house built for the…See More
"I have met a photographic dealer in Santa Fe, I think named Smith, who has some prints and papers. There is a retired successful photographer named Ford now living in Woodbridge who has Evans's notes for lectures to Camera Clubs. Dr…"
"One's own experience tends one to believe that often those classifying prints have not had sufficient training.
One significant travelling international exhibition, despite the plate marks, had all the large gravures labelled as platinum…"
We have a workshop on 12 & 13 June on making prints on metal using asphaltum or, as Niepce called it, bitumen of Judea. We will treat one of the metal plates in such a way that the photograph will look like 'the first photograph' by Niepce now in the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. We may coat another plate over an aquatint and then etch and ink it to produce an image in ink on paper.We will also make prints onto leather in the style of Thomas Wedgwood as described in his 1804 paper to the…See More