Toronto. When you look carefully at the portrait of Éva Gauthier, the young patron of M Topley appears to be a three dimensional study with her features carefully modelled.
This is accomplished by careful use of the lighting. Francois Deslauriers wrote a precise and timely article for the LAC blog titled, “Lights on portrait photography“. Whether you are an experienced photographer, an amateur, or simply collect old photographs, this short article is well worth the read.
Collectors know Topley at one time was associated with Notman in Montreal before running a studio in Ottawa.