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Julia Margaret Cameron
Cameron was forty-eight years old, was a mother of six, and she was very deeply religious. She received her first camera from her daughter and son in law. Cameron’s portraits are often literary and biblical themed. Even though Cameron took interest in photography as an amateur, and hoped to apply it to the noble noncommercial aims of art, she saw her work as a professional one. Eighteen months in to her interest she sold eighty prints to the Victoria and A Albert Museum. She often enlisted her family, friends, and staff as the subject of her photos, and sought to capture the qualities of virtues, wisdom, innocence, passion, and piety. By capturing these qualities, it embodied the religious, literal figures, and classical time period. Cameron was a very unique photographer, she did not have a traditional studio, her models were people close to her, and she started as an amateur. Though, her work was not adored by many other artists like her, and models complained about untidiness in her settings of the shoot. Her style of shoot was not widely appreciated nor admired, during her time. Cameron’s style were mainly soft focused and she often viewed photography as science by the manipulation of the wet collodion process. Her art influenced modern day photography, mainly for her close cropped...