Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
In the century-and-a-half-old battle between sitter and camera, natural elegance wins.
Great things: the subject's intransigence; the near-bonnet-like hat; the strange curly shape, like a foreshortened apostrophe, on the cloth bench cover in the right-hand corner; the pale blue oxidation patches.
Posted by Terry Castle at 11:20 AM
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
A slightly blurry but memorable tintype--the kid has strange energy, a lot of lower-body authority. The bow and center part likewise fine, and the odd contrast between the hands--one large and decisive, the other seemingly withered, fuzzed out--makes one lean into the tin surface to see more.
Posted by Terry Castle at 8:07 PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
For when they want something more than your trampoline act.
Francis & Day--a well-known early 20th-century songbook and sheet music publisher, located at 138-40 Charing Cross Road. To judge from photos on Google Earth, a Pret à Manger seems to have taken over at that address now.
Posted by Terry Castle at 8:40 AM