A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans (February 2, 2010 to February 20, 2011)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 2 to June 6, 2010, (Cat. 64)
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Wells Cathedral, Across the West End of Nave
Frederick H. Evans (British, 1853 - 1943)
1890 - 1903
14.9 x 10.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)
[T]ry for a record of an emotion rather than a piece of topography. Wait till the building makes you feel intensely.... Try and try again, until you find that your print shall give not only yourself, but others who have not known your intimate knowledge of the original, some measure of the feeling it originally inspired in you.... This will be 'cathedral picturemaking,' something beyond mere photography....
Thus Frederick Evans passionately explained his approach to picture-making. The whole of the soaring interior of Wells
Hargraves, Michael. Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Photographs (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1999) p. 65.