merry and happy

just a quick note to say merry christmas and a happy new year and i thought i would end on a photograph i picked up yesterday at spitalfields antiques market - in fact, i think it could have had my name on it......

the photograph actually turns out to be a numbered print by the victorian photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe - known for his photography of fisherman and sailing ships along the whitby coast.  from what i can make out, most of his work was done on large 9 x 7 inch glass plates (which i think was the done deal in those days) - essentially he would carry around a portable darkroom in order to take his photos.  wonder what he would think of photography today.

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