“My first successes in my out-of-focus pictures were a fluke.That is to say, that when focusing and coming to something which, to my eye, was very beautiful, I stopped there instead of screwing on the lens to the more definite focus which all other photographers insist on.”online exhibit.
In spring and summer of 1866, Cameron produced a series of 12 “life-sized heads,” including the Botticelli-like image of Kate Keown above.
Below: Cameron had her friend, the renowned scientist Sir John Herschel, wash his hair before sitting for a portrait, so that it could be tousled and hence catch the light.
More photographic excellence
Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz;
Photo Nomad by David Douglas Duncan;