The Laboratory Arts Collective Members and friends gathered for an unforgettable night at The Getty celebrating BRITWEEK, the very best of British! This has become a yearly event that everyone looks forward to.
Delicious food and beverages as the sun sets with sweeping views of L.A., a warm breeze, great music, a paparazzi robot and an exceptional exhibition of the photography of artist Oscar Rejlander. Who could ask for more?
More about Oscar…
Study of the Head of John the Baptist in a Charger, 1855
Here are some fascinating facts gathered by The Getty Museum about Oscar Rejlander
“Seeing the fold of a coat sleeve in a photographic portrait prompted Oscar Gustave Rejlander to give up painting for photography. In 1853 Rejlander, eager to learn the wet-collodion process of photography in just one day, paid a hurried visit to a photographer's studio in London. As implied in the name, the wet-plate glass negative had to be used while the collodion was still damp, and the process was not easy to master. Nevertheless, after a three-and-a-half-hour crash course in photography, Rejlander was turned loose.
Rejlander lived in the industrial town of Wolverhampton, England, and specialized in genre scenes of domestic life, using his friends and neighbors as models. Believing that photography would make painters more careful draftsmen, he earned a modest living making photographic studies for artists, probably including Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema. Rejlander is best known for his combination prints, elaborate genre and allegorical scenes made from multiple negatives carefully joined, printed on a single large sheet of paper, and then rephotographed to create a seamless image.” snipped from The Getty Website