Fox Talbot’s photographic journey began in October 1833 on the balmy shores of Italy’s Lake Como. The future inventor was attempting to sketch the stunning surroundings using a camera lucida, but found his unsteady hand was not faithful to the splendour of nature, while the camera lucida, though accurate, made no permanent impression upon the paper.
This gave him an interesting idea: “How charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves durably, and remain fixed upon the paper! And why should it not be possible?”
Shared on Jun 06, 2014