Morning Mist – Henry Peach Robinson, 1893
Whilst researching an essay on the use of photography in psychiatry I came across Henry Peach Robinson. One of his mentors was a Hugh W Diamond, the main subject of my essay. With a background in painting, Robinson adopted a clear style. He used a photomontage technique. Splicing together a couple of negatives in order to create the finished product. This allowed background and foreground to both be perfectly exposed. A lot of his images feature a figure by a window with a dramatic sky or sea scene.
His methods weren’t well received and he left the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and formed a splinter group with others in 1892, Brotherhood of the Linked Ring. Promoting the idea of photography as fine art.
Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. 2018. Linked Ring ENGLISH ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.britannica.com/. [Accessed 27 February 2018].