The Goddess Nicotina, c. 1860

Unmasked

From a photo album accompanying the exhibition ”Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer” exploring the life and work of one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century.

”Oscar G. Rejlander (British, born Sweden, 1813-1875) was one of the 19th century’s greatest innovators in the medium of photography, counting Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Charles Darwin, Lewis Carroll and Julia Margaret Cameron among his devotees.

Oscar G. Rejlander was born in Sweden and moved to England in 1839, working first as a painter before turning to photography in 1852. He made a living as a portrait photographer while experimenting with photographic techniques, most notably combination printing, in which parts of multiple negatives were exposed separately and then printed to form a single picture. Rejlander moved to London in 1862, where his business continued to grow and where his wife, Mary Bull, worked alongside him in his photography studios.” [source: The Getty Center]

For more photos by Oscar Rejlander, please visit this Art Blart article.

The Getty Center, L.A.

May 10th, 2019

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