Results Are Uncertain

“Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers.” (Mathew Brady, Photographer)

(quote is probably a variation of my all-time favorite quote from Robert Doisneau😉)

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2 thoughts on “Results Are Uncertain”

  1. So true.
    After the Civil War, Brady was faced with mounting debts. In an effort to save his business, he tried to sell his collection of war views. Having risked his fortune on his Civil War enterprise, Brady lost the gamble and fell into bankruptcy. His negatives were neglected until 1875, when Congress purchased the entire archive for $25,000. Brady’s debts swallowed the entire sum. He died in 1896, penniless and underappreciated. In his final years, Brady said, “No one will ever know what I went through to secure those negatives. The world can never appreciate it. It changed the whole course of my life.”

    • Yes, a sad situation. William Henry Jackson who took the first photos of Yellowstone during the Hayden Survey is horribly under appreciated as well. He did all that with a pack mule and glass negatives.
      Beautiful image Alex!


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