Photogenic Drawing Samples Mark Osterman. Satomi Tanaka came from Tokyo this week to learn Calotype. I started with photogenic drawings so that he could understand the progression that Talbot took that lead to silver iodide and the calotype.
William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was a British inventor and photography pioneer who invented the calotype process, a precursor to photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. Talbot was also a noted photographer who made major contributions to the development of photography as an artistic medium. His work in the 1840s on photo-mechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to photogravure.
FOX TALBOT William Henry (1800-1877), Rameau d'Asparagus, vers 1840, photogramme, 22,9x18,4 cm (le photogramme est un procédé inventé en 1802 par Thomas WEDGWOOD ; il s'agit d'une image réalisée sans appareil photo : ici, les ombres portées des plantes ont laissé une empreinte négative sur le papier photosensible qui, exposé brièvement à la lumière, a noirci sauf aux emplacements recouverts).