James Anderson 1813-1877

James Anderson
 
 
A British photographer, James Anderson moved to Italy in the 1830s where he made a name for himself as one of the leading photographers of architectural sites, including many of Rome's famous landmarks such as the Fontana di Trevi, the Villa Pamphilj, and the Vaticano.
Typical for the era he worked in wet collodion, a process that, while cumbersome to manage due to the use of glass plate negatives, and pressured because of the time limit necessary to keep the collodion wet for exposure in the camera, could produce a highly detailed print, although it would be surpassed by the dry collodion process in the 1880s.


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