About this artwork

This atmospheric photograph of the harbour at St Monance captures the heat and stillness of a summer day. The desolate look of the rocks at low tide in the foreground forms a strange contrast to the forest of masts caught in a web of light in the background. The photograph is a colour transparency on glass, taken in the autochrome process, one of the first efficient colour processes of photography, invented by the Lumière brothers and announced in 1904.

James Russell

James Russell