WORK

EXPERIMENTS

During the Cambridge years a chance viewing of one of Man Ray’s solarised photographs lead to experiments with this technique and others including rayographs and multiples exposures. Remarkable images were created, by both Helen and Lettice Ramsey. Helen produced an outstanding series of pictures of mother and daughter, Hilda and Mary Spencer Watson who performed exotic dance tableaux in Purbeck. She also took portraits of the artist, Paul Nash and a solarised photograph of his friend, the surrealist artist, Eileen Agar, became one of her most iconic images.

Hilda and Mary Spencer Watson performance c 1932

Hilda and Mary Spencer Watson performance c 1932

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