|Dates: ||1808 - ?|
It was not unusual for amateurs to experiment with diverse photographic processes, many of them with a culinary connection. West’s first known photograph, shown in the 1854 Photographic Society exhibition in London, was made using “Everard’s Milk Process.” In the following year’s exhibition, however, he became more conventional, showing some collodion and several Talbotypes. A fundholder (that is, investor in public funds) living in Sussex, West divided his subjects between local sites and several areas in France.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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