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Pamela Glasson Roberts commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Exhibition: pioneering Yevonde colour photographs to go on show for the first time
"Clare Freestone has carried Yevonde research into the 21st Century and produced a very beautiful book and exhibition with many previously unknown images including some glorious modern tricolour carbros printed by Katayoun Dowlatshahi.  Very…"
Mar 23
Pamela Glasson Roberts commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Obituary: Sue Davies OBE HonFRPS (14 April 1933-18 April 2020) - UPDATED 2
"Nice to see Helen James in Paul's photograph"
May 4, 2020
Pamela Glasson Roberts commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Obituary: Sue Davies OBE HonFRPS (14 April 1933-18 April 2020) - UPDATED
"A lovely biography Michael.  I didn't know Sue well but whenever I was in London during my RPS years in Bath (1982-2001), I would always go into TPG to see & also lend RPS prints to TPG exhibitions & see Zelda & India &…"
Apr 23, 2020

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At 9:59 on February 6, 2018, Peter Norman said…
Hi Pamela,
We spoke some months ago regarding my Autochrome Project. I was hoping to do some visual research of some Autochromes at the V&A now that the RPS collection is there. I was wondering if you might be able to advise of any particular photographers work that you think may be worth looking at. As I don’t have a particular subject matter in mind I have only been able to submit a very general enquiry to the V&A.

Kind regards,

Peter Norman
At 10:38 on August 16, 2017, Peter Norman said…

Really, can you remember how successful their Autochrome prototype was? There are some images in the book of a colour checker but these look a bit dark. My approach is slightly different as I am creating a mosaic that can be compressed prior to adhering it to glass and that I use tapioca instead of potato starch. Also I am using hand coated emulsions. By their own admission they seemed to have got stuck during the emulsion stage, perhaps the project was time sensitive? I hope that in the future to have something worthy of publishing. It has been a very challenging project so far and the easiest way to approach it has been to break it down into stages that look at how you can take an industrial process and reinterpret it into a domestic one.



At 9:55 on August 16, 2017, Peter Norman said…
Hi Pamela,

Thank you very much for the information. I have previously been in contact with Bertrand Lavedrine with questions about parts of the process. The book is fairly comprehensive in regards to each stage of it. However when I start to work on the spectral sensitisation of the emulsion, I think I will need further information about this area. Whilst they partly recreated the process, they used modern films in conjunction with the mosaic screen. So maybe the RPS would be a good place to start? It's very interesting to know that they utilised the archive. Do you work at the RPS?



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