Frederick Henry Evans
Cathedral, South Nave Aisle To West
Meillaut: In The Park
Frederick Evans began his photographic career in
1898, upon his retirement from bookselling. He became
internationally famous for his exquisite platinotype
images of architectural subjects, principally English
cathedrals, manors, and cloisters. Refusing to manipulate
his prints in any way, Evans rendered the cool,
massive stone buildings with an unsurpassed grandeur
in straightforward contact prints from his plates.
He was known to wait hours for the delicate, captivating
light so evident in his images. He exhibited and
wrote extensively and was widely, if unsuccessfully,
imitated. Evans was also the first British photographer
whose work Alfred Stieglitz published in Camera
Work, his influential journal of photography.
He ceased making prints in 1915 when platinum was
no longer commercially available.
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