Facing the Light
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Using the calotype process recently invented by Fox Talbot, the photographs of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson marked the first use of the medium as an art form. Between 1843 and 1847, they produced a remarkable series of portraits of artists, scientists, Edinburgh worthies and Scottish fishermen. Illustrated with 67 reproductions of these haunting images, this attractive book tells the story of their partnership, explaining the techniques they used and the significance of their work.