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peterm1 12-04-2018 22:01

Pictorial photographer Leonard Misonne (1870 1943)
 
I have not heard of this photographer, Leonard Misonne before but just found the thread linked below of some of his work in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th century.

Really beautiful and evocative images. Given their dreamy and ethereal nature, it makes our search for more resolution in lenses and more megapixels in sensors seem rather silly when you instead have artistic vision and commitment. He certainly had an eye for the image.

https://monovisions.com/leonard-miso...-photographer/

Some more here.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/29554941288282254/

EDIT: In fact this whole web site is pretty nice and replete with classic images. https://monovisions.com/

sleepyhead 12-04-2018 22:34

Thanks for sharing!

Jerevan 12-04-2018 23:00

The shepherd I recognized - it reminds me of (perhaps is?) bromoil. Great stuff overall.

Sumarongi 12-04-2018 23:20

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Originally Posted by peterm1 (Post 2852645)
Really beautiful and evocative images. Given their dreamy and ethereal nature, it makes our search for more resolution in lenses and more megapixels in sensors seem rather silly when you instead have artistic vision and commitment. He certainly had an eye for the image.

... It's the ... spookiness ... that we like? :D

lynnb 12-05-2018 00:38

Peter, thanks very much for this. Like you, I really like pictorialism. I find Misonne's work simply beautiful.

This is a reason I like pinhole photography, though I've yet to try it. I've recently come across Juraj Zahumensky's panoramic pinhole photos like this one on Flickr, and can recommend them.

Regards,

peterm1 12-05-2018 01:06

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Originally Posted by lynnb (Post 2852655)
Peter, thanks very much for this. Like you, I really like pictorialism. I find Misonne's work simply beautiful.

This is a reason I like pinhole photography, though I've yet to try it. I've recently come across Juraj Zahumensky's panoramic pinhole photos like this one on Flickr, and can recommend them.

Regards,

Thanks for that Lynn. That image by Zahumensky is beautiful.

Freakscene 12-05-2018 02:06

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Originally Posted by Jerevan (Post 2852647)
The shepherd I recognized - it reminds me of (perhaps is?) bromoil. Great stuff overall.

They are bromoils.

Peter, there is a small (6 photo, if I recall correctly) Misonne folio in the NLA. You can see it if you visit, but you probably need to order the item in advance. The scans are nowhere near as impressive as the images themselves.

Marty

Larry Cloetta 12-05-2018 02:57

Thanks for posting, Peter. He was unknown to me as well, and you are right about the lack of any real connection between resolution, sharpness, and the ability of a photographer to use photography to evoke an emotion or tell a story. Or, sometimes there is a connection, but it’s an inverse relationship. Our dreams are never crisp.

Out to Lunch 12-05-2018 03:50

Weirdly interesting: phontoshop avant la lettre. There are some other interesting samples in the Wikipedia article as well. Thanks for sharing!

helenhill 12-05-2018 04:20

Dreamy, Atmospheric, Evocative...
All that I Love in Imagery


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