Luminous-Lint - for collectors and connoisseurs of fine photography
HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER

HomeContentsVisual indexesAlfred Maskell

Alfred Maskell 
Jeune Hollandaise 
[Photo-Club de Paris / 1896, Pl. XXVIII] 
Heliogravure / Photogravure 
14.3 x 11.0 cm 
Photograph courtesy 
Country: England: London
Maskell (Born about 1857) was a founder member of the British Linked Ring and a photographer. Writing to Henry Peach Robinson on April 24, 1892, Maskell proposed a revolutionary new photographic organization that became known as the Linked Ring: "Now it has struck me that it would be good...(to) form a small society, an inner circle, a kind of little Bohemian Club, and I am sending this idea to a small number of others in order that we might meet and make a beginning."
Maskell was both a champion and pioneer for unconventional photographic processes including pinhole photography and the gum bichromate process. This photogravure of a young Dutch girl was taken using a pinhole camera by Maskell. An article titled "Artistic Focus and the Suppression of the Lens" which deals with photography without the aid of a lens, ("pinhole photography") was published in the Photographic Quarterly, Vol. II, No. 5. from October 1890. It can be accessed as a pdf document from the historical documents menu at the website for Nick Dvoracek Pinhole Photography:
Plate (Graveur) by Fillon et Heuse
Printed by Ateliers Charles Wittmann
Included in the "Troisième Exposition d'Art Photographique" of the Photo-Club of Paris (1896) 

HOME  BACK>>> Subscriptions <<< | Testimonials | Login | FREE NEWSLETTER
 Facebook LuminousLint 
 Twitter @LuminousLint