|Dates: ||1818 - ?|
Miles was a banker’s clerk in Norwich. He is not known to have exhibited, but in 1855 he contributed his thoughts on “Waxed Paper v. Calotype,” to the Journal of the Photographic Society. Miles had tried the calotype, waxed-paper, and collodion processes and recognized the advantages of paper negatives. However, he felt that calotype was limited and that “the waxed-paper process is as certain in its results as any other at present known, when in the hands of a practised and skilful operator.” Few of Miles’s photographs are known, but some were preserved by fellow Norwich photographer Thomas Damant Eaton.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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