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Robinson Essay & Lecture: Southworth & Hawes

25 Sep. 2005

Mike Robinson has contributed an essay to the new catalog of the daguerreotypists Southworth & Hawes ("Young America", ed. Grant Romer & Brian Wallis, 2005). In "A Style Peculiar to Themselves: An Investigation into the Techniques of Southworth and Hawes" Robinson uses his own experience as a modern daguerreotypist in discussing the effects of buffing, chemistry, the "white chamber" versus dark chamber and other technical factors in the production of Southworth & Hawes art.

Mike will also be giving a lecture based on this essay, to be accompanied by slides, at the upcoming Daguerreian Society Symposium in Rochester, NY.

Mike Robinson, Comparison of white and dark chamber daguerreotypes.
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