|Born: Francis James Mortimer |
|Dates: ||1874 (1875 Getty ULAN) - 1944|
British journalist and photographer. Early in his career he was a pictorialist and was a member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood.
Editor of The Amateur Photographer and a founder member of The London Salon, Mortimer also worked closely with the London Camera Club and became President of the RPS. The sea was his favorite subject and he often risked his life, tied to a ship‘s mast, to get the most dramatic shots of crashing waves. He also resurrected the combination printing of the 1850s, producing dramatic, if impossible, images.
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