Monthly Archives: February 2009

Cavallo Point Lodge

I met Beth Moon this morning to look over some vintage and modern photogravures I’ve picked up recently. I brought books The Sonnets from the Portuguese, Taken from Life, and The Artistic Side of Photography. I brought a portfolio of photogravures by Laryew titled Nus:¬†Cent Photographies Originales de Laryew¬†circa 1920, and two separated photogravure leaves […]

Sonnets from the Portuguese

I went up to the Antiquarian Book Fair in San Francisco this past weekend. There were many bookstores selling their wares ranging from illuminated manuscripts to 8″ x 10″ glossies of Bettie Page ($500, signed – thanks, I already have one). I was looking for examples of photogravures in books. I stopped at several booths, […]

"Well played!" whispered Monica.

I have been acquisitive of books on photography from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s for a few reasons. First and foremost is to get original source material on photographic printing processes that were not yet considered historical at the time. Second, I’ve been looking for images of vintage equipment and advertisements for use in […]

Mike John Ware

Dr. Mike John Ware is an accomplished British photographer and rigorous chemist. An Oxford University doctorate in chemistry, his research focused on molecular spectroscopy. Mike has undertaken fundamental studies in historic photographic processes and preservation of photographs working with The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television and The Victoria & Albert Museum. Mike brings […]