Largely lost now in the history of photography, in New York City, there was a school. A school of photography, a small school. A school attended by a surprising number of well-known names. Margaret Bourke-White. Anne Brigman. Laura Gilpin. Dorothea Lange. Paul...Read more
Andrew is an ex-mathematician, ex-software engineer, full-time-dad. Sometimes he takes pictures, and sometimes he writes about pictures, and he's always got opinions.
I am fascinated by photographic portraits. Our big brains devote huge amounts of resource to “reading” the faces of our fellow humans. We have an almost magical ability to guess how someone feels, what they are thinking, merely by glancing at their...Read more
In 1851, Frederick Scott Archer invented the wet plate collodion process. This involves flowing a clear gel (collodion) across a glass or metal plate, sensitizing it, and then exposing, while still wet (hence the name), the resulting light-sensitive plate. This process provides...Read more
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