View in Baluchistan
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View in Baluchistan about 1899
  • Scottish Art
In 1900, Fred Bremner produced 'Baluchistan Illustrated', an album documenting his travels within the province. This personal project was a welcome break from the daily life of a commercial photographer. With portraiture at the core of his business, Bremner travelled incessantly photographing not only colonial officers and their families but also members of the native aristocracy. This is one of Bremner’s most remarkable compositions. The alignment of the near and distant sloping rocks creates one sweeping diagonal that virtually bisects the composition. This gives a dynamic to an otherwise perfectly still and tranquil scene. By scattering figures around the landscape, Bremner conveys the sense of scale, adding to the dramatic impact of the photograph.

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The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 116.10
  • Medium Albumen
  • Size 20.40 x 26.40 cm
  • Credit Presented by Patrick Cave Browne, 1985