Tag Archives: David Octavius Hill

The Pose

Reading Susanne Holschbach’s’s essay The Pose: Its Troubles and Pleasures in Street and Studio (1) began a chain of thought about the evolution of the pose in portrait photography. In the nineteenth century photographic practices, especially in portraiture, were a continuation of the, … Continue reading

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The Brighton Belle – Bill Brandt

For August bank holiday 1935 Bill Brandt and his sister-in-law Ester (i) were invited to lunch at Castle Hill (ii), the country home of his uncle Augustus, but, according to Paul Delany (1) thinking lunch would be “desperately boring” they … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Century Photographic Portraiture

Graham Clarke highlights the challenge ahead; “the portrait in photography is one of the most problematic areas of photographic practice. At virtually every level and within every context the portrait photograph is fraught with ambiguity.” (1) Even before we can … Continue reading

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