Monday, 20 March 2017

85 : The Trip Outside


If there is a clear visual marker of the boundary between professional and amateur photography in the  late nineteenth and early twentieth century, it is the trip outside. Professional photographers were studio based and their portraits tended to be formal affairs with drapes, chairs and prop vases. When photography became an amateur hobby, photographers had to go outside in order to achieve the necessary light levels for the technical requirements of the time. This unknown family is a perfect example of that trip outside.

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119 : Three Soldiers

Three Soldiers : Unknown Subjects (c.1940)