Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Welcome to Flickr to this interesting and important project of the National Galleries of Scotland's! Good idea!!!!
Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill
Is one the subject and one the photographer? Which is which?
Rabbit n a Hat - they could be a photography team.
They were both collaborative pioneers of photography from the 1840s.
Congrats on being featured on the flickr blog! It's great to have you here and see these historic photos.
Thanks, I just ran across more information on the first image of the set.
Rabbit n a Hat - yep, definitely a team.
I find there's someting haunting about this photo & the boy - I can't out it into words - he just captures my imagination.
A hard life for the boy and his entire family, but a beautiful image. I am looking forward to some more.
Seen on your photo stream. (?)
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ouvrier de l'image worker image Arbeiter Bilder, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
the pants.. unbelievable))
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wir haben`s schwarz auf weiss ONLY THE BEST IN B&W ART♥ ♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
i'm so glad i did my Photography foundation course at Stevenson College in Edinburgh we had a wealth of fascinating images to see and great enthused lecturers there also! :D and a fab colections of images from the national galleries to see too and to make it even better at the time the nationl portrait gallery had a William Klein show on! BRILLIANT!
I wish i could say the same for the national galleries in wales but their shows are quite pants compared to hame!
Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill: WONDERS!
Do you have anything by Joseph McKenzie? He's another (adopted) scottish GEM!
Robert Adamson (Scottish, 1821 - 1848)
Robert Adamson was one of the first professional photographers, setting up in business in Edinburgh in March 1843. He had aspired to be an engineer but his health was too poor. His brother, John, who was involved in the early experiments with photography in St Andrews, taught him the calotype process. Shortly after opening his studio on Calton Hill, Robert met the painter David Octavius Hill. They worked together for a few weeks on studies for a grand painting of the Free Church of Scotland before entering into partnership to explore the possibilities of photography. Despite Adamson's early death, the two produced some of the most impressive works taken in the medium and greatly influenced later practice in the art.
David Octavius Hill (Scottish, 1802 - 1870)
A painter and a lithographer by training, David Octavius Hill is best remembered for the beauty of the calotypes he and Robert Adamson produced together. Hill was a sociable and kind-hearted man who did much to support the arts in Scotland and between 1830 and 1836 he was the unpaid Secretary of the newly established Royal Scottish Academy. After Adamson's death, Hill's attempt to start a new partnership with the photographer Alexander MacGlashan around 1860 failed. Hill is to this day revered as one of the first in the trade who transformed photography into an art form.
cuteee picc ;)