Waxed paper negative
Overall: 24.3 x 17.9 cm (9 9/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro 1998.195
After the announcement of the waxed paper negative process in 1851, Louis-Rémy Robert used the technique with remarkable results. In this self-portrait negative, the elegantly dressed photo-grapher stood in an animated profile pose. With great success, Robert exploited the inherent softness of the paper negative and its ability to render broad areas of light and shadow.
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