Julia Margaret Cameron




The Art  of Julia Margaret Cameron 1815 - 1879





A Study of the Cenci-May 1868.jpg
A Study of the Cenci-May 1868

Beatrice 1866.jpg
Beatrice 1866

Hypatia 1867.jpg
Hypatia 1867

Julia Jackson 1867.jpg
Julia Jackson 1867

Mariana 1875.jpg
Mariana 1875

Mrs Herbert Duckworth.jpg
Mrs Herbert Duckworth

Mrs Herbert Fisher.jpg
Mrs Herbert Fisher

Pomona 1872.jpg
Pomona 1872

Pre-Raphaelite Study-October 1870.jpg
Pre-Raphaelite Study 1870

Queen Esther before King Ahasuerus 1865.jpg
Queen Esther before King Ahasuerus 1865

Summer Days-April 1866.jpg
Summer Days-April 1866

The Angel at the Tomb 1870.jpg
The Angel at the Tomb 1870

The Angel in the House 1871.jpg
The Angel in the House 1871

The Day Spring 1865.jpg
The Day Spring 1865

The Dream-April 1869.jpg
The Dream-April 1869

The Echo 1868.jpg
The Echo 1868

The Gardeners Daughter 1867.jpg
The Gardeners Daughter 1867

The Kiss of Peace 1869.jpg
The Kiss of Peace 1869

The Rosebud Garden of Girls-June 1868.jpg
The Rosebud Garden of Girls-June 1868

Zoe-Maid of Athens 1866-70.jpg
Zoe-Maid of Athens 1866-70





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About Julia Margaret Cameron

Her First Success

"I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied." -Julia Margaret Cameron

For Julia Margaret Cameron, photography was an art form for her to master, to twist and change as she would. Because she did not need to make a living from her photos, she was not constrained to following conventional techniques put forth by those before her. This being so, Cameron sought to produce photos in which the emotional state of the model was of highest importance. Technical aspects were set aside so that this could be done.

Cameron focused on two main things in her photography: women and allegorical lessons. Although some of her most well known photos are of famous men, most of her work centred around the women in her life. She tried to reveal her sitter's natural beauty, having them pose with there hair down and flowing free to reveal a position not usually seen. Cameron's photos are romantic. They use subdued lighting and dark backgrounds to create a dreamy setting. Cameron often left the lens of her camera purposely out of focus so as to add to this dreaminess.
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