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HERITAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

200 Years of Vintage & Antique Photography 1822- 2022

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The Photograph

The first permanent photograph, a contact-exposed copy of an engraving, was made in 1822, 200 years ago. This was achieved by using the bitumen-based "heliography" process developed by Nicéphore Niépce. The first photographs of a real-world scene was made using a camera obscura,  then followed a few years later in 1826 at Le Gras, France, in 1829 Niépce entered into a partnership with Louis Daguerre and the two collaborated,  improving the process, resulting in the first real photo named Daguerreotype.

WW1 & WW2 Analogue Photography

Hoping to shine a spotlight on history through analogue photography and the captivating tales that are woven into the vintage and antique images of our past. 

 

This venture owes its existence to the visionary determination of two dedicated historians, analogue photographers, and curators who hold expertise in vintage and antique photography as well as global wartime history.  

A distinguished heritage craft specialists with over 2 decades of experience of analogue photography techniques, coupled with an eminent collection of authentic film and plate cameras dating back between the late 19th to mid-20th Century, Audrey Marie Photography, and Jack the Relic Hunter, driven by an unwavering zeal for both WW1 and WW2, culminates in an extraordinary, awe-inspiring one-of-a-kind collection of museum-grade relics and equipment, assembly comprise of Allies' and Axis' uniforms and artefacts.

Together, these individuals have crafted a platform that showcases the enchanting beauty of classic photography and pays homage to the rich legacy that it and the stories old fashioned photography images holds.

 

Our prime objective is to engage diverse demographics with vivid illustrations complemented by an assortment of interactive exhibitions designed explicitly to invoke participants' appreciation for the timeless elegance inherent in historic photographic arts.

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P hotography

During World War I, photography and journalism played a crucial role in documenting the conflict and conveying the realities of war to the public. The introduction of smaller cameras and film formats allowed for quicker image capture, enabling photographers to depict combat scenes, soldiers’ daily lives, and the aftermath of battles. 

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Cameras

Our extensive collection includes antique cameras pre World War One, which give a glimpse into the craft of photography during battles of the era. From large format studio cameras to box cameras used by the public, each item in our collection has a story to tell.

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Photography

The development of documentary truth in photography during World War I highlighted the importance of visual storytelling in depicting the harsh realities of warfare. From staged images to authentic captures, photographers navigated ethical dilemmas and evolving technologies to bring the war closer to home for audiences around the world.

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ameras

To be considered a Vintage Camera it would need to be at least 40 years old...from 1978 or earlier. With our large collection of cameras from mid 1920's through to the late 70's, you will have great fun learning the wide range of cameras for photo taking. We hope the experience will  entice you to further explore this unique craft, creating your own one-of-a-kind art works.

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During World War II, photography played a crucial role in documenting the various aspects of the war, capturing moments of combat, life on the home front, and significant historical events. The photographs taken during this period provide a visual record of one of the most significant conflicts in human history.

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I  nterpretation

Historic Interpretation portraiture and the film cameras I have chosen to use to take my images, can be the most fun to work with... resulting in numerous styles and various pieces of art. Collaborations with Educational Forums, Organisations, Groups &  Museums, throughout Europe and the United Kingdom has been a passion of ours.

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Our studio is designed to transport you back in time, allowing you to relive moments gone by and experience them in a new light. We are dedicated to creating stunning images that offer a unique and personalised interpretation of history, making them the perfect keepsake or gift for anyone who appreciates the beauty of days gone by.

PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE
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VICTORIAN SILHOUETTES  1790-1901

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DAGUERREOTYPES
1840's

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TINTYPE  
1850's

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AMBROTYPE
1850-1860's

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COLLODION WET PLATE
1850-1900

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CARTE-DE-VISITE
1880 - 1910

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WORLD WAR I
1914 - 1918

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POSTCARDS
1903-1930

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HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR 
1930-1938

World War II
 

1938-1945

MASTERING THE ART OF ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY

Audrey Marie Photography and RHJ is where we share an old time photography art form, taking photos with vintage & antique cameras, on vintage sets and in historical locations as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. In an age where instant gratification and digital enhancement dominate the photography world, we strive to re explore the natural imperfections and idiosyncrasies that can be found in antique cameras and film. These imperfections tell a tale of authenticity and uniqueness, reminding society of the beauty that lies in the small imperfections we often overlook. We rediscover the perfection in imperfection, breathing new life into a fading art form that encapsulates the essence of nostalgia and the wonder of bygone eras.

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Audrey Marie  PHOTOGRAPHY

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