The Fine Art Photography of Nicola Perscheid

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Although an economic failure, during the career of photography pioneer Nicola Perscheid he has earned several important prizes and reverence from the art world, bringing what was then a newer, painterly side to photography.

His photography focused on portraiture, and they are often in soft focus. He developed the Perscheid lens with a wide dept of field, and was meant for large format cameras.

Take a look at some of Perscheid's works through this vintage gallery.

Defining images of a gentleman

Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld; Professor Julius Rodenberg; Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen - Physiker; Dr. Ludwig Wüllner - Vortragskünstler; König Albert von Sachsen; Der Maler Hans Thoma by Nicola Perscheid

Women in soft focus

Damenbildnis - am Fell sitzend; Susanne Tiemann, geb. Wildhagen; Fräulein Sakur; Dame mit Linde; Fräulein Splett; Russin; Dame mit japanischem Schirm by Nicola Perscheid

Picturesque scenery

Im Dorfe; Venedig - Canale Grande; Venedig - Colleoni-Denkmal; Landschaft by Nicola Perscheid

Portraiture of youth

Knabe mit Geige (Lothar Perscheid); Kinderbildnis; Kinderporträt by Nicola Perscheid

Images used are from the public domain archive of the MKG Collection.

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One Comment

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    even the toddler look like rlder woman at that era

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