viernes, 8 de febrero de 2013

Ambrotipo Jóvenes en la playa. Ambrotype C. 1880 John Traill Taylor Photographer Scarborough




Ambrotipo que representa  tres jóvenes apoyados en unas rocas, posiblemente en una playa. Todos van correctamente vestidos con sombreros, gorra y bastones al gusto de las clases altas de la época.
El ambrotipo lleva el nombre del fotógrafo en una etiqueta.
Es una foto realizada por un buen fotógrafo que ha buscado un fondo adecuado y ha colocado a todos de manera informal, de tal manere que ha conseguido una foto atractiva con la naturalidad que manifiestan sus protagonistas.

T. Taylor. Photographer
Scarborough
Est.1874


Esta vez internet nos facilita los datos de este fotógrafo pues existe una buena web dedicada a los fotógrafos de Edinburgo.
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1827:  John Traill Taylor was reported to have been born on 23 January in Kirkwall, Orkney
1861:  John Traill Taylor founded Edinburgh Photographic Society
1895: John Traill Taylor died suddenly of dysentery, on 8 November  

J Traill Taylor described his first interest in photography, after seeing an daguerreotype portrait in Edinburgh.  He became determined to thoroughly master the art. 

  • Sobre el ambrotipo, el proceso fotográfico, la misma web nos facilita una excelente información.
Early Photographic Processes Edin photo
The wet collodion process was discovered by Scott Archer.  He published the process in 1851 and allowed its use free of copyright.
The collodion process used a thin film of collodion, poured onto glass, as a base for the image.  This glass plate negative that was normally used for making one or more albumen prints.
However, Scott Archer and Peter Fry found that a thin glass negative could become the photo itself, if it was viewed against a black background.
These photos were sometimes known in Britain as 'Collodion Positives', but are now known by the name by which they were patented in the USA  in 1854 - "ambrotypes".

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