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19th century photography rocks on... (updated)

This looks like a battle of the rock groups. Queen needs to step aside for another head thumping band, and this time it is Radiohead.

You may not know this but their bassist, Colin Greenwood, has an interest in analogue processes and 19th century photography. Radiohead approached Sebastian Edge, a UCA Maidstone graduate with a distinction in MA Fine Art, to work on their publicity photograph for The King of Limbs LP. The black and white print was captured on glass using 19th century processing techniques and a large home-made camera.

Now the world-famous group, fronted by Thom Yorke, has given permission for Sebastian to sell prints of the image to fund a project to safeguard traditional photography techniques, known as the North London DarkroomIt is based on Milmead Road, Tottenham Hale, and houses specialist equipment and materials for those interested in hand-made photographic and printing techniques. You can read the rest of the article here.

Photo: Sebastian Edge's Radiohead photo.

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Comment by Michael Wong on February 22, 2012 at 21:33

Thanks to Sebastian Edge, more rightly, I think!

Comment by Gavin Maitland on February 22, 2012 at 21:18

Its beautiful. Thanks!

Comment by Michael Wong on February 22, 2012 at 21:16

Hi Gavin,

This is the 'biggest' I could find - hope it works!

Comment by Gavin Maitland on February 22, 2012 at 9:11

A bigger image would be lovely.

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