She also became a member of the Photographic Society of Scotland and sold her prints all over Europe. Her work centered around females but she also took portraits of eminent males such as the poets Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning, the painter George Frederic Watts, and the scientist Charles Darwin, to name a few. Julia Margaret Cameron by George Frederic Watts. Julia Margaret Cameron in an 1870 portrait by her son, Henry Herschel Hay Cameron. Even though Julia Margaret … Even though Julia Margaret Cameron lived in the 19th century and given the almost primitive stage of the use of photography for artistic purposes, she was one of the brightest talents of the photography world and produced a wide body of work that is still a reference point for many young and older creators. 578 pages. Two years later, because of her husband’s ill health, because to be nearer to their sons who managed the family coffee plantations, which had been badly harmed by a fungus and after having known a certain reputation as a portrait photographer on English soil, she moved, together with her husband, to the island of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, where she tried with all her strength to continue the photographic activity, but without success. Julia Margaret Cameron's lavish soft-focus portraits are all the better for their flaws. Julia Margaret Cameron is one of the historic faces of photography of the 19th century. No more informations about me. 2002. Art & mental illness: if artists can beat it, you can too. PDF file size: 321 MB. Cameron saw her work in a professional way; she established a home studio and became a member of the Photographic Society of London in two short years. She was born in 1815 in Calcutta, India, where her father was working for the East India Company. Sign up with your e-mail here! Julia Margaret Cameron (née Pattle; 11 June 1815 Calcutta – 26 January 1879 Kalutara, Ceylon) was a British photographer. View all posts by Pavel. ... Titian, Raphael and David Wilkie Wynfield. The beauty of her photographs is unreal and her out of focus style creates dramatic tension that is rare to find in works of her time. Thanks also to a large group of knowledge, she managed to photograph some of the most famous personalities of the Victorian Age, even if her dreamy and evocative images was contentious in her own time. ... Caravaggio. She used to blur her images voluntarily, to make the atmosphere of the photographs halfway between dream and reality, a style famous also in a pictorial artistic trend in vogue in the mid-1800s, the Pre-Raphaelites. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Cameron's photographic career was short, spanning eleven years of her life (1864–1875). ( Log Out /  Her relationship with photography seems to have started those years, when Sir John Herschel informed her about the invention of photography and sent her daguerreotypes and calotypes, the first photos she had ever seen. And Cameron has nailed the chiaroscuro technique in another medium; the high amount of contrast reminds us of the chiaroscuro master, Caravaggio. In October 1873, her daughter died in childbirth. Ostrava - Czech Republic, 24 y/o . Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our planet wonderful, we don’t encourage you to go check them out immediately, but we believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! Sent to France for her education she returned to Calcutta in 1834. Read Online Download PDF ... WorldCat Description. Her photographic research, particularly significant because it was done by a woman in a period in which photography was the exclusive preserve of men, is still particularly appreciated today. The gift was meant to provide a diversion while her husband was in Ceylon tending to his coffee plantations, and her daughter stated “It may amuse you, Mother, to try to photograph during your solitude at Freshwater.” After receiving the camera, she cleared out a chicken coop and converted it into her studio.