The Cloisters, Lacock Abbey

At the beginning of August I spent a weekend with the Calotype Society in Lacock where Henry Fox Talbot lived. It was a very strange feeling to be at the home of one of the inventors of photography and actually make calotypes just like he did, and to see scenes I recognize from his pictures.

This is a gold toned salt print from a Baldus calotype (yes, I cheated, I didn’t follow Talbot’s instructions) in whole plate size.