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August Strindberg’s Celestographs (1893–4)

- April 24, 2019 in abstract art, August Strindberg, Celestographs, cosmos, early photography, experimental photography, Photography, universe

In the village of Dornach in Austria, during the winter of 1893-4, the Swedish playwright August Strindberg laid out a series of photographic plates on the ground. Removing the “middle-man” of a camera, using the light-sensitive plates directly, he was attempting to capture images of the night sky above. He named the technique “celestography”, literally […]

Marcus Selmer’s Photographs of 19th-Century Norwegians

- March 1, 2017 in bergen, daguerreotype, daguerreotypes, early photographs of norway, early photography, marcus selmer, norway, Ole Storviken

Stunning set of portraits of Norwegians in national folk costume taken by the Danish photographer Marcus Selmer.

Marcus Selmer’s Photographs of 19th-Century Norwegians

- March 1, 2017 in bergen, daguerreotype, daguerreotypes, early photographs of norway, early photography, marcus selmer, norway, Ole Storviken

Stunning set of portraits of Norwegians in national folk costume taken by the Danish photographer Marcus Selmer.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Painted Photograph of an Unknown Man (ca. 1855–70)

- October 11, 2016 in early photography, Painting, painting over photographs, Photography

An unusual example of a painted photograph, in which the artist has left sections untouched by paint.

Cyanotypes of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1843)

- December 2, 2015 in Anna Atkins, blue, cyanotype, early photography, first woman photographer

Cyanotypes of British algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871), an English botanist and female photographer most noted for using photography in her books on various plants.

Cyanotypes of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1843)

- December 2, 2015 in Anna Atkins, blue, cyanotype, early photography, first woman photographer

Cyanotypes of British algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871), an English botanist and female photographer most noted for using photography in her books on various plants.