Archive for December 11th, 2012

Getting the picture

[link] Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Getting the picture, originally uploaded by jjn1.


[link] Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Warning: This film is over 30 minutes long and probably of interest only to photography buffs. It’s the story of how a photographer who still does wet-plate photography made a pilgrimage to Laycock Abbey, the home of Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the calotype process and therefore one of the great pioneers of photography.

If you are going to watch it, brew some coffee and reconcile yourself to not doing any work for half an hour.

Out of their element

[link] Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Out of their element, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Two scholars checking email at an academic conference.