William Friese-Greene, British cinematographer, and daughter, c 1880.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Carte de visite self-portrait photograph with his daughter Ethel, taken during the time Friese-Greene (1855-1921) ran a portrait studio in Gay Street, Bath. Film manufacturer, inventor and photographer Friese-Greene bacame interested in animated pictures in the 1880s after meeting John Rudge, who made magic lanterns and slides. He was involved in the development of motion pictures throughout his life through his constant inventions and innovations.