Trip - Fox Talbot Museum and Lacock Abbey

The trip to The Fox Talbot Museum was a very interesting and enjoyable one. The first room we entered, a gallery-styled room, was the most inspirational in my opinion. This room included many photos taken by different photographers, all which presented and enforced a particular point. What inspired me wasn't specifically the photos themselves, nor what the photos were of, but was the way in which they were presented. The frames, the borders around the image and the arrangement of the collections fascinated me and made me think in depth as to how I would present my work when one day being displayed in a gallery. The text that went with each photo was equally interesting, many of which were cutouts from diaries and journals, placed next to the relevant images. This was a very interesting way of captioning the images.

Parts of the museum greatly boosted my understanding of the development of photos and how it works, knowledge which I believe will definitely come in handy in the future, but the most interesting part of the tour was when we visited Lacock Abbey, the house in which Fox Talbot lived in. It was an enormous, gorgeous property in which had been excellently preserved so that it seems as if you were living in the 1800s. The Abbey itself acted as a great platform for photos, which bugged me slightly as I didn't bring my DSLR however, I made do with my iPhone camera, deciding that depth of field would have to be missed. Also, seeing and being inside a real working camera obscura was fascinating and made photography seem so simple for a moment. Below are some of the photos taken from the trip.