T H E H O F F OTO G RAA F : P ORTRAIT P H OTO G RA P H E R TO i n d o nes i a n RO Y ALT Y – TAASA Review March 2014


This article was originally found in the March 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 1, Page 18).

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Gael Newton T he first portrait studios in the world were opened in London in 1841 and Prince Albert – ever the enthusiast for new technology ­- became one of the first Royals to be photographed when he sat to daguerreotypist William Constable in Brighton in 1842.

His ‘likeness’ was a private affair, daguerreotypes were one-off items with limited mass market potential.

Photographs were, however, increasingly used to lend authenticity to drawn illustrations in newspapers and journals...