John Adamson

John Adamson's Dog, Blanche (with Dr. Oswald Home Bell, 1835 - 1875, in the background)

About this artwork

In his later work in the 1850s and 60s, John Adamson used the collodion negative. He wrote: 'This is the most beautiful of all photographic processes. Pictures are taken by it almost instantaneously, with a minuteness of detail and a delicacy of expression which give results no less wonderful than beautiful.' In this photograph of his greyhound, Blanche, only her flickering ear betrays her energy.

John Adamson

John Adamson