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Publication: 'On a Hill Road' is now published

The book is a 'Now and Then' book which explores the 3D stereo archive of keen Scottish amateur photographer Andrew Milne who travelled Scotland with his Stereo Victo camera between 1902 and 1905.  Although an amateur, Andrew's image stand up well against many of the commercial images of Scotland made by more…

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Added by Ian Wallace on October 1, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

RPS Historical Group Recreating the Past

I thought it might cause some amusement to post this picture from an the event held last weekend in Bath by the RPS Historical Group.

My picture touches four periods of photography: The sitter is David Burder, Daguerreotype aficionado, being photographed by Dr Guy Brown using a freshly made collodion wet plate in…

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Added by Ian Wallace on July 13, 2013 at 21:00 — 4 Comments

Worktown Photographs of Humphrey Spender

I heard about this interesting photographic archive on the radio today.  Perhaps the images are not quite as old as many of the photographs discussed here but nevertheless this collection of photographs of life in Bolton just before the Second World War is fascinating.

All of these pictures were taken by…

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Added by Ian Wallace on February 25, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Fantastic morning with John Falconer at the British Library as a part the London Festival of Photography

Along with a group of other keenly interested visitors we were treated to a feast of wonderful Fox Talbot and Calotype treasures (Including access to the fantastic Hill and Adamson Album).

On the train in to London in the morning I typed Fox Talbot into my Kindle store search engine and was delighted to find the text of the Pencil of Nature can be downloaded as a free edition.  Having just read Talbots narrative in which he looks forward in places far sightedly to the possibilities…

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Added by Ian Wallace on June 21, 2012 at 19:59 — 1 Comment

On a Hill Road... The stereo legacy of a Scottish amateur photographer in 1902

For most of the last 10 years I've been working on a book about a Scottish amateur photographer by the name of Andrew Milne who…

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Added by Ian Wallace on May 9, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom

Some years ago I bought a this little badge as an interesting item of photographic history. I'm posting the picture here to see what comments fellow members of this forum might make. There are many interesting details about a…

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Added by Ian Wallace on August 29, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

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