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Pictorial photographer Leonard Misonne (1870 1943)
Old 12-04-2018   #1
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Pictorial photographer Leonard Misonne (1870 1943)

I have not heard of this photographer, Leonard Misonne before but just found the thread linked below of some of his work in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th century.

Really beautiful and evocative images. Given their dreamy and ethereal nature, it makes our search for more resolution in lenses and more megapixels in sensors seem rather silly when you instead have artistic vision and commitment. He certainly had an eye for the image.

https://monovisions.com/leonard-miso...-photographer/

Some more here.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/29554941288282254/

EDIT: In fact this whole web site is pretty nice and replete with classic images. https://monovisions.com/
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Thanks for sharing!
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The shepherd I recognized - it reminds me of (perhaps is?) bromoil. Great stuff overall.
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Really beautiful and evocative images. Given their dreamy and ethereal nature, it makes our search for more resolution in lenses and more megapixels in sensors seem rather silly when you instead have artistic vision and commitment. He certainly had an eye for the image.
... It's the ... spookiness ... that we like?
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Peter, thanks very much for this. Like you, I really like pictorialism. I find Misonne's work simply beautiful.

This is a reason I like pinhole photography, though I've yet to try it. I've recently come across Juraj Zahumensky's panoramic pinhole photos like this one on Flickr, and can recommend them.

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Peter, thanks very much for this. Like you, I really like pictorialism. I find Misonne's work simply beautiful.

This is a reason I like pinhole photography, though I've yet to try it. I've recently come across Juraj Zahumensky's panoramic pinhole photos like this one on Flickr, and can recommend them.

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Thanks for that Lynn. That image by Zahumensky is beautiful.
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The shepherd I recognized - it reminds me of (perhaps is?) bromoil. Great stuff overall.
They are bromoils.

Peter, there is a small (6 photo, if I recall correctly) Misonne folio in the NLA. You can see it if you visit, but you probably need to order the item in advance. The scans are nowhere near as impressive as the images themselves.

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Thanks for posting, Peter. He was unknown to me as well, and you are right about the lack of any real connection between resolution, sharpness, and the ability of a photographer to use photography to evoke an emotion or tell a story. Or, sometimes there is a connection, but it’s an inverse relationship. Our dreams are never crisp.
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Weirdly interesting: phontoshop avant la lettre. There are some other interesting samples in the Wikipedia article as well. Thanks for sharing!
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Dreamy, Atmospheric, Evocative...
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