Forest for the Trees
"The entire future of photography is on paper," Gustave Le Gray would declare in 1850. A daring assertion at a time when daguerreotypes dominated. Le Gray was right, and, because of his poetic approach and technological innovating in the medium, he would establish himself as a prominent figure in 19th century French photography. But it wasn't the streets of Paris or the well-to-do clients who sat for portraits, that were the subjects of his most enchanting works: it was in nature that Le Gray found his ultimate muse...