Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
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I am a photographic historian and collector of 19th century photographica based in Brisbane, Australia. My interest is firstly in Australian photographic history, but I have a substantial interest in photography in many other parts of the world, and I am interested in the history of the carte de visite, cabinet photo and family photograph albums in particular. I am a contributor to the database of photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840-1940 www.cartedevisite.co.uk and I am interested in the migration of British and Irish photographers to other countries and of photographers that migrated to Great Britain and Ireland from elsewhere.
Hubert Weston King, the owner of the W. W. Winter studio in Derby has passed away on Xmas day 2018, just shy of his 87th birthday. The Winter studio is the longest operating photographic studio business in the UK, if not the world and second longest operating from the same address in the UK, after the Reeves studio in Lewes, Sussex. The business was…Continue
Posted on January 11, 2019 at 23:30
Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850–1950 explores the phenomenon of portrait photography in Brisbane, and shows how the process of capturing and sharing a portrait evolved from the formal studio sittings of the 19th century through to more candid and relaxed photographs of the 20th century.
Featuring hundreds of Brisbane residents captured in…Continue
Posted on March 13, 2017 at 21:30
Matt Isenburg, leading photographic collector and historian and driving force behind the Daguerreian Society, has passed away at the age of 89 on 14 November 2016.
Matt was a WW2 US Navy veteran and fascinated by history, in which he obtained a Bachelor's degree at Northwestern Universary. He started as a camera collector, with a major interest in Leicas but switched…Continue
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Cased images of Australian aborigines are few and far between so the discovery of six images, three daguerreotypes and three ambrotypes in the Mill Cottage Museum in Port Lincoln, South Australia is particularly exciting news.
Posted on May 7, 2013 at 22:00
Thanks for the initiative, Marcel. I hardly know where to start in terms of my own research and interests because they are so many and varied. Perhaps I should send you a list, because quite a few came from or went to Australia after photographing in New Zealand. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Rob Whalley. I have over 40 spare cdv from Blackburn. Also loads of info. Would you like to get in touch? Ron Cosens email@example.com
Would you let Sandy know I have had no luck finding his photos. Nicole at Trader had a disc of them, and of course they were published back then.
When will you next be in Sydney? 22nd July is our market. I have a couple of CDVs I would like to show you.
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
Great to hear from you, (sorry it’s my turn to be tardy in replying). I’m at the writing –up stage of my research (although the research never stops).
I’m basically trying to correct and put back the missing information, in an album containing photographs of Calvert R Jones.
Here’s the link if you’d like to see the album: http://digidol.llgc.org.uk/METS/CRJ00001/gallery
Your work with Michael Gray looks interesting, I’ve come across a few people related to the photographic families that had move to Australia, and maybe they took the process or prints with them?
All the best Alun (I’ll try and reply quicker next time)
my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to hear from you. Alas, nothing new on Insley at this end either. I won't be at Photo History XV. I'm heading to Florence for Photo Archives IV: Photo Archives and the Idea of Nation.
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
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