For Allegra

My Ghost

For Allegra

2014

Adam Fuss

(British, b. 1961)

Daguerreotype

Plate: 59.7 x 96.5 cm (23 1/2 x 38 in.); Framed: 73 x 109.9 x 4.4 cm (28 3/4 x 43 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Alma Kroeger Fund 2018.297

Fun Fact

To distract himself from a romantic breakup, Fuss decided to make the world’s largest daguerreotype.

Description

This depiction of the Taj Mahal—a monument to a lost love—was produced in 2014 but is based on an 1864 view by British photographer John Murray. Fuss scanned and photoshopped Murray’s paper negative to produce his own homage to a lost love, using one of the oldest photographic processes, the daguerreotype.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Daguerreotype
Credit line: 
Alma Kroeger Fund

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