One of the most notable photographers of the 19th century, Julia Margaret Cameron became known for the beautiful and delicate portraits she took throughout her relatively short-lived career. Revisit the impressive works of the British master portraitist after the jump!
“I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.”
British 19th century portraitist Julia Margaret Cameron was once quoted saying the words of wisdom above, and seeing her photos, one can’t help but feel that she was indeed successful in immortalizing the natural beauty of her chosen subjects. She photographed both men and women, young and old, actresses and intellectuals, and created some of the most impressive portraits of her time. Even Charles Darwin, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Sir Henry Taylor, and Sir John Herschel looked fascinating and graceful in their pensive portraits.
Heavily influenced by Pre-Raphaelite art, Cameron’s work is characterized by soft-focused and cropped portraits, her subjects made to pose and look like some of the religious and literary characters from the art movement. As one of the first photographers who used the Petzval Lens invented in 1840, Cameron’s work is a testament of the beginnings of portraiture and how powerful it can be, whether to capture a subject’s natural beauty or tell a story.
Take a look at some more of Julia Margaret Cameron’s delicate portraiture below:
Jungle, home, haven. The same words may apply to both city and nature. Though different they are linked. The city takes after the colors of flowers and animals; people mold their neighborhoods after the shapes of nature. Other similarities are accidental: the fun bit.
Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. 1.6 million people live there when 20 years ago there were only 700,000; that is to say, the incredibly quick growth and the stunning density in this city shows today.
Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
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UK-based Dutch Uncles released their fourth album titled “O Shudder” earlier this year. The band is composed of Pete Broadhead on guitar,
Andy Proudfoot on drums, Robin Richards on bass guitar, and Duncan Wallis on lead vocals and piano. They've been busy on tour and have been playing in various festivals around the UK, and documented these experiences with an LC-A camera.
Photography duo 'On a hazy morning', also known Joyce and Andres, know exactly how to tell a beautiful story with pictures. Please join them on their next photographic adventure, using the Petzval 85mm lens. A bokeh kind of day.
Lomography and Nixon are proud to present the worldwide opening of the Surf Challenge 2015 Photo Exhibition in the West Village of New York City. Come join us for drinks, live music, prizes, and stunning photographs taken with Lomography cameras from the 2015 Nixon Surf Challenge.
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares her experiences photographing in Cuba in early 2013.