The Pencil of Nature

I’ve been reading the blog of the National Media Museum recently and its a really good online resource. It seems that the majority of museums and galleries use blogs to promote new shows or exhibitions, where as the Media Museum takes you behind the scenes and shows you the work they do that you may be unaware of.

Here is a really interesting post about work to recreate Henry Fox Talbot‘s historic book The Pencil of Nature.

Its fascinating to think that this book introduced the idea of photography, explaining concepts that seem simple to us, such as the fact that, unlike painting, the time needed to make a photograph does not increase with the number of people in the image.

The Pencil of Nature


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