St Monance, Fife (About 1910)
About this artwork
This atmospheric photograph of the harbour at St Monance captures the heat and stillness of a summer day. The desolate look of the rocks at low tide in the foreground forms a strange contrast to the forest of masts caught in a web of light in the background. The photograph is a colour transparency on glass, taken in the autochrome process, one of the first efficient colour processes of photography, invented by the Lumière brothers and announced in 1904.
- title: St Monance, Fife
- accession number: PGP EPS 123
- artist: James RussellScottish (active 1910)
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Harbours and quays Rocks
- materials: Autochrome
- date created: About 1910
- measurements: 4.60 x 10.00 cm
- credit line: Edinburgh Photographic Society Collection, gifted 1987
James Russell was an amateur photographer and member of the Edinburgh Photographic Society. Little is known about him beside the fact that his autochrome transparencies won numerous awards in the years leading up to the First World War.