Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Sense of Light and Time

Day #7: A Letter to William Henry Fox Talbot
Dear Sir William Henry Fox Talbot,

I would just like to start off by saying thank you—thank you so, so much for allowing my fellow classmates and I to tour your magnificent home and get a feel for the rich history that is so deeply embedded in its walls. Chills began to consume every inch of me as I approached the sacred oriel window where you snapped the earliest known photographic negative to date. There was such a holiness—a sacredness, if you will—that came from not only standing in front of that historic window, but actually being able to capture as many angles of it as I could from my perspective lens, 177 years after you did. Learning about history from a book or word of mouth is one thing, but experiencing history for oneself is something almost ineffable. This most likely once-in-a-lifetime experience at Lacock Abbey gave me so much pride in my interests and contributions to the world of photography, and I can only dream to leave my own historic mark on the world through my art before I die.


Breanna Demont

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