Friday, 13 April 2012

Julia Margaret Cameron

I've just returned from a short break which took me to the Isle of Wight and Dimbola Lodge, the home (now museum/exhibition/gallery/school) of the celebrated Victorian Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (11 June 1815 – 26 January 1879),
Cameron's photographic career was short, spanning eleven years of her life (1864–1875). She took up photography at the relatively late age of 48, when she was given a camera as a present. Although her style was not widely appreciated in her own day, her work has had an impact on modern photographers, especially her closely cropped portraits.
I coudn't resist this shot of her bed with a copy of a newspaper of the day.

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