| Mike Robinson |
Camera Obscura at Talbot's Lacock Abbey
Daguerreotype (1/2 plate)
in glass mount
0 x 0 in. (0 x 0 mm)
Signed, titled and dated on the verso. In painted glass mounts that are secured in handmade paper holders.This was done on Robinson's second trip to Lacock Abbey.The entire village and the Abbey was once owned by William Henry Fox Talbot, a decedent of William Sharrington, first private owner of the Abbey and surrounding property. When Henry VIII abolished the monasteries the Abbey, founded in 1229, he sold to his friend Sharrington in 1539. William Henry Fox Talbot, inherited Lacock Abbey as a youth, and it is here where he invented the paper negative / positive photographic process. The Abbey and Town of Lacock were gifted as a National Trust Property by Fox Talbot's grand daughter in the mid 20th century.Mike Robinson's Century Darkroom in Toronto has gained a reputation in several alternative photographic processes. Robinson's work in the daguerreotype combines a classical sense of beauty with the high level of technical skill required for success in this difficult photographic medium. His unique contribution to the modern daguerreotype has gained increasing recognition, and a series of Mike's daguerreotypes were recently commissioned for the holdings of the Hallmark Photographic Collection.He often houses his images in modern handcrafted cases and passé-partout mounts that resemble the older cases from France and the United States. This combination of old and new approaches is one of the things that distinguish Mike's work.
Price: $5,500 Sale: $3,850 (ref. 14213)