hi - ref my recent question about implications of setting up as a photogrpaher.
I geto my dates wrong. In 1858 aged 24, my ggg uncle (Frank Walton) was still working only as a Confectioner. In 1861 he had moved to being a Bazaar Keeper in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. By 1870 he was describing himself as both a Confectioner and a Photographer and operating in the High Street of Grantham, Lincolnshire "in Booths". He was 36. So it looks like he was selling Gingerbread and other confectionery at the Fairs until the mid 1860's when he started to get involved in Photography. On this basis, I'd appreciate your opinion on how he might have got started and what costs, and methods he would have had to undertake... regards Peter
Hi Marcel. Yes, Ken is welcome to contact me. Unfortunately, the St Andrews special collections are shut for the summer (here) for a major library redevelopment. But they have an impressive collection of Valentine materials (including some of the studio record books). But he should try to contact the photography curator there (and a member of this website)... Marc Boulay.
I'm still working on the Indian Photographers book; now only 18 months behind schedule, but hopefully finished this spring! The trouble is I keep finding more and more material to add. I'm going to have to call a halt some day soon and just send it to the printers! Hope you're keeping well, Best Wishes, Hugh
Hi Marcel Nice to hear from you.
I would love to have your corrections. I realise my book (catalogue) is a bit short on technical expertise. If I can support some of your work in anyway please let me know.
I'm moving to New Zealand in June, remember? So unfortunately I won't be here. Equally unfortunately, my Beard/Claudet exhibition at Yale was recently cancelled, due to concerns about the conservation of daguerreotypes and the negative effects of showing them. But I'm still interested in doing research on both Beard and Claudet.
hello Marcel, good to hear from you.
we arent doing a 19th c show right now but mid June 2010 we open a major Stieglitz show - his work from 1910s - 30s. I hope you can get to see it and yes there wil be a catalogue. The work is coming form 11 major lendeers including NGA Washington. There wil be a seminar on June 19 the saturday after the opening