'The Open Door', 1844.

Talbot, William Henry Fox

'The Open Door', 1844.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). Talbot invented the negative/positive process for producing photographs between 1835-39. Any number of prints could be made from the same shot by transferring the negative image on to special paper to make a positive print; these prints were called calotypes.

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