Pencil of Nature?

Bromoil Print after Fox Talbot

Pencil of Nature?

Bromoil : silver based black & white print, bleached and inked with printing ink.

Fox Talbot saw photography as a form of natural magic. Championing its value to art and science, he recognised and experimented using images to record and document. Talbot also emulated 17th century painting as an example of a new art.

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The debates of pictorialism and the relationship of art and photography have continued throughout the whole of the last century.

The importance of the craft of photography, transferred from silver based medium to inkjet remains a mystery.

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