William Fox Talbot (2) – Lacock Abbey

A fantastic visit with my nephew and mother to Lacock abbey – a stones throw from where I grew up and the house of William Fox Talbot, subject of a previous exhibition review. I took a photo with my iPhone in the exact position that William F.T. took one of his first negatives – the one I had seen at the British museum.  Perhaps this was a pilgrimage without profound meaning, but the idea that the photograph of an opening (aperture) from a dark space (camera) recording light outside, is surely an image or metaphor for photography itself and a rationale for my continuing project of photography the doorways which I am calling Cultural Distance.

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