Dawn of the Photograph: Fox Talbot at The Science Museum

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It frequently happens moreover – and this is one of the charms of photography – that the operator himself discovers on examination, perhaps long afterwards, that he has depicted many things he had no notion of at the time.

-William Henry Fox Talbot, ‘The Pencil of Nature‘, 1844

Until two weeks ago I had never heard of William Henry Fox Talbot.  But as a fan of picture taking, from the humble smartphone selfie to the supped-up DSLR snap, I owe him my thanks.

A Sunday trip to the Science Museum placed me face to portrait with one of the forefathers of modern day photography.

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A Trip To Prague, Part I

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Life as a freelancer can mean a week or two off in between jobs and what better way to make use of the time than travel?  When I was back home at Christmas Mama T and I pored over every airline we could think of in search of some travel bargains and Prague seemed to tick all the boxes: relatively inexpensive; easy to get to from Heathrow and somewhere my mum had never been but always wanted to visit.

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