'Homage to Talbot: The Latticed Window, Lacock Abbey, 2010'

'Homage to Talbot: The Latticed Window, Lacock Abbey, 2010'

This window at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, was the subject of the very first photographic negative, made by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1835. After covering the interior of the window with photographic paper at night, Neusüss then exposed the paper by shining a light from outside. The resulting photogram recreates the subject of Talbot's original small negative, but life size. This version of the window photograph was commissioned for the 'Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography' exhibition at the V&A (2010).