studio daze

O to be in England …

Toronto. When it took some skill to capture an image for a special event, many folk chose to visit a studio. This image was shot in just such a studio in Southern England around 1917 – over a century ago.

The young couple wanted to capture a likeness to savour down the years of their planned wedding date. The young soldier from Canada was in hospital recovering from injury when he met and fell in love with this young volunteer. Once recovered enough to  walk outdoors, a studio was chosen to photograph the young couple.

The backdrop was intended to add a bit of interest to the photograph. The chair and table were props needed to help steady and support the couple during the few seconds exposure needed to get a good negative on the rather slow media of the day.

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