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21st century Calotypes by Rob Douglas.

The Calotype was once called the most beautiful process of the Nineteenth Century.

It was patented in 1841 by William Henry Fox Talbot and was the forerunner of the film negative that dominated the Twentieth century before it was finally eclipsed by the digital image.

The Calotype was produced on fine writing paper and reached its peak during the 1850s when it was superseded by the glass negative. These photographs are all made using processes dating back to the 1840s and 1850s. They are in large made using Victorian lenses  some of which date back to the 1850s and 60s.

Each Calotype (the negative) and each salt print (the Positive) take many hours to produce , and are  the result of much research , effort and passion.

I hope you like them.



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