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Bromoils: Eric Mitchell

Event Details

Bromoils:  Eric Mitchell

Time: September 17, 2010 at 6pm to October 31, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Dimbola Lodge
Street: Terrace Lane
City/Town: Freshwater Bay PO40 9QE
Website or Map: http://events.onthewight.com/…
Phone: 01983 756 814
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Dimbola Lodge/Eric Mitchell
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2010

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Event Description

The Isle of Wight based photographer Eric Mitchell is fascinated by the old processes of photography and by the Bromoil process in particular.

This exhibition shows a small selection of images that Eric has taken over the years, which he refers to as ‘his little gems’.

In very simple terms a Bromoil is a black and white print of which the original image has been replaced by a greasy pigment.

Bromoil was very popular in the first half of the 20th century particularly among the pictorial exhibition photographers, from 1910 through to the 1940s, and a Bromoil society was formed in 1931 by the late Sam Weller FRPS.

Image ©Eric Mitchell

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