jueves, 25 de mayo de 2017
CARACOLA || Christa Zaat
Mervyn Joseph Pius O'Gorman (British electrical and aircraft engineer) 1871 - 1958
On the Beach, 1913
National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom
A portrait of O’Gorman’s daughter, Christina, taken on the beach at Lulworth Cove, Dorset. The comparatively long exposure time has given the sea a glassy quality and the large aperture setting and narrow depth of field has put Durdle Door in the background into soft focus.
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In 1897 O'Gorman married Florence Catherine, the younger daughter of Arthur Rasch. O'Gorman also had artistic interests and was known as a dandy. He was a pioneer of colour photography using the autochrome process, and his photographs feature in exhibitions of early colour photography. From 1930 he was a member of the Art Workers Guild, and made etchings, linocuts and lacquer work and also published a book of poetry, Verses Gloomy and Gay in 1933. Sir Geoffrey de Havilland describes him as a "man of great charm and humour, always interesting in discussion".