Talbot's Map

Ginger Owen-Murakami's avatar Ginger Owen-Murakami

"Talbot’s Maps" are to scale prints of “the most famous door” from the History of Photography and a gravestone. Rubbings of these subjects were made on the grounds of Lacock Abbey, UK at the home of William Henry Fox Talbot, then used as negatives to artistically print cyanotype** images. My work is a memorial to Talbot (1800 – 1877), who is credited as the inventor of photography. His experiments in the mid 1830’s, led him to discover the negative/positive photographic process. Talbot’s work (landscapes, architectural studies, still life and portraits) defined the art of photography. **Cyanotype a historical photographic process (invented in 1842), requires coating a substrate with a chemical solution, contact printing a negative to the substrate, exposing both in UV light, developing then drying the print.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Cyanotype on Paper
  • Width: 5'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 8'