The ‘Glass to Digital’ exhibition opens in the Sewell Centre Gallery on Saturday 27th February for three weeks. It features nineteenth-century Oxford photographer Henry Taunt and Radleians Sebastian Aldous and Sam Shepherd.
A private view will be hosted for all parents and friends of the College on Friday 26th February 6-8pm.
Sam Shepherd, C Social 6.2 wrote:
Sebastian and I first began to take an interest in the project when were first shown the pictures taken by Taunt back in the Michaelmas term. The idea to recreate these ancient photos was interesting at first and with more research we began to appreciate just how much has changed about the school over time.
The difference in phtography techniques was also intriguing with our digital cameras being far surpassed in terms of depth of field by Taunt's camera, which was state of the art for its time. The transition from black and white to colour also really emphasises the time difference between each of the photos.
We attempted to recreate each photo exactly which was a rather difficult task at first due to some of the changes outside those which are seen within the photos themselves, however it was certainly worthwhile and I am proud of the work we have now produced.
The proceeds from all sales will be donated to Winston's Wish, the charity for bereaved children. It is an extremely worthy cause and I hope that the exhibition raises a substantial amount for this wonderful organisation.
‘Glass to Digital’ exhibition is open daily from Saturday 27th February until Tuesday 22nd March. For more information please click below.
Glass to Digital Exhibition