Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Julia Margaret Cameron

Profile (Maud), 1867, Photograph.
This photograph was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Painters and was used as an illustration in Alfred Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. I really think this looks like a painting. Love the Passionflower in the background.

'Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was a British photographer who made lively and dramatic portraits of the Victorian intelligentsia, often posed as historical or literary figures. Her sitters included her friends Sir John Herschel and the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, whose Idylls of the King she illustrated in 1872, and Charles Darwin. She used a large camera, 5 minute exposures, and wet plates.' (Brockhampton)