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Workshop: The Daguerreotype with Mike Robinson - 1-4 June 2013

The Daguerreotype, with Mike Robinson, Saturday, 1 June - Tuesday, 4 June, 2013. This workshop is for artists with a serious interest in the evolution, aesthetics and process of daguerreotypy. The workshop will be conducted by Mike Robinson, a modern master of the medium.  Participants will learn both modern and traditional techniques of polishing. Also covered will…


Added by Roger Watson on March 21, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Historic Process Workshops come to Lacock

If you’ve been looking for yet another good reason to come visit us at the Fox Talbot Museum in the historic village of Lacock, here it is! The Fox Talbot Museum is presenting a series of photographic workshops for next summer, comprising:

  • Dawn of Photography, with Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman
  • Wet and Dry Collodion on Glass, also led by Mark and…

Added by Roger Watson on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

seeking source for quote

I'm looking for a source and correct reference for a quote. It was mentioned to me by someone who couldn't remember where he read it or who it is from. Any help out there?

When an age is ripe for discovery it is rare for an invention to occur to only one mind.

Added by Roger Watson on November 2, 2010 at 13:34 — 3 Comments

Talbot's Birthday

It's worth noting that today is the 210th anniversary of WHF Talbot's birth. We're celebrating in Lacock tonight.

It's also the 175th anniversary of the Latticed Window negative. We'll be celebrating that later in the year.

Added by Roger Watson on February 11, 2010 at 17:07 — 1 Comment

Modern Calotypists and paper negative makers arise!

We are on the hunt for all modern calotypists and paper negative makers, whatever process involved.

The Fox Talbot Museum is trying to track down the few lonely calotypists out there to create a network for exchanging information and ideas. So far we've had image makers from Spain, France, Britain and the US sign up.

If you know anyone out there who has made paper negative, whether Talbot's or Le Gray's process or one of their own, drop us a line at… Continue

Added by Roger Watson on August 5, 2009 at 18:59 — No Comments

Abelardo Morell at the Fox Talbot Museum

Added by Roger Watson on July 6, 2009 at 17:34 — No Comments

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