Isle of Wight What's On Guide: Events OnTheWight

Eric Mitchell: Bromoils

17 Sep – 31 Oct 2010

Exhibition

Dimbola Museums and Galleries

Terrace Lane
Freshwater Bay
PO40 9QE

01983 756 814

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Eric Mitchell: Bromoils

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Eric mitchell bromides

Friday 17 September to Sunday 31 October 2010

The Isle of Wight based photographer Eric Mitchell is fascinated by the old processes of photography and by the Bromoil process in particular.

This exhibition shows a small selection of images that Eric has taken over the years, which he refers to as ‘his little gems’.

In very simple terms a Bromoil is a black and white print of which the original image has been replaced by a greasy pigment.

Bromoil was very popular in the first half of the 20th century particularly among the pictorial exhibition photographers, from 1910 through to the 1940s, and a Bromoil society was formed in 1931 by the late Sam Weller FRPS.

Image ©Eric Mitchell



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