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[Photo-Club de Paris / 1894, Pl. X]
Heliogravure / Photogravure
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com
Note: This plate has gone missing from Puyo's copy of the original portfolio. A similar view of this image has been substituted for this gallery. It comes from the journal "The Practical Photographer": London: Library Series No 16 (March 1905) (private collection) Alfieri (1860-1939), author of the 1893 title: "Half Holidays with a Camera" was a founder member of the British Linked Ring Brotherhood. A reference digital image was purchased and reviewed for research from the George Eastman House (we are unable to reproduce it at this time due to copyright restrictions) and features an unmanipulated "straight" sky in the original 1894 photogravure versus this halftone photographic reproduction from The Practical Photographer. The sky in this later 1905 photographic journal shows the photo was "re-worked." The Sun is more exposed here and three rays of light shoot heavenward from the clouds. Certainly, the effect has been achieved of a more "pictorial" looking photograph, which features the remains of an old ship. The photograph was taken on Breydon Water, near Yarmouth, in 1893.
Included in the "Première Exposition d'Art Photographique" of the Photo-Club of Paris (1894)