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Learn about the Amateur Photographer Andrew Milne at www.onahillroad.com
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 famous names.
There is a launch talk with 3D images on the…Continue
Posted on October 1, 2018 at 22:00
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 the camera while being captured on a digital camera by…Continue
Posted on July 13, 2013 at 21:00 — 4 Comments
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 Humphrey Spender as part of the first Mass Observation project…Continue
Posted on February 25, 2013 at 20:00
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…Continue
Posted on June 21, 2012 at 19:59 — 1 Comment