What must it have been like in 1860 to use North-light with 1 minute or more exposures,toxic darkrooms and a public that hated you because you were upsurping Painting?No wonder the next five generations of my family stuck to farming. Still some bastard gene emerges every 150 years or so to produce another Photographer…

Great-Great-Great Grandfather Robert Lawhead ©1860 HW Lawhead