Everything you need to have a beautiful morning, sleepyhead.

Rene Le Begue, Academie

on November 24, 2011

The gum bichromate process used to make this photograph allowed Le Bègue to choose the striking orange-red pigment and to manipulate the print-partly by hand-so that it resembled a chalk drawing. Although it appears to be an unfinished study, it is, in fact, the final work and was likely intended to demonstrate the broad capabilities and self-consciously artistic possibilities of photography.


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