William Henry Fox Talbot



Ivan Szabo


Photographs by Ivan Szabo

'Hair down, Collar up'

Portrait of Talbot by Ivan Szavo -  Hair down, Collar up

'Hair up, Collar down'

Portrait of Talbot by Ivan Szavo -  Hair up, Collar down

  Both photographs above are reproduced from the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television collection, by courtesy of the Science and Society Picture Library.   Click here for link to web site.

Photos by Szabo

Ivan Szabo who took the photographs above was elected an Honorary Member of Photographic Society of Scotland in 1856.  He was then based in St Andrews working with Thomas Rodger.

He became a professional photographer in Edinburgh the following year.  He exhibited his work in the first three PSS Exhibitions, in 1856, 1857 and 1858.

William Henry Fox Talbot made most of his early photographic discoveries at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, now the Fox Talbot museum.  During that time he communicated regularly with Sir David Brewster in St Andrews.



William Henry Fox Talbot

Discovery of Photography

Life in England

Connections with Edinbrugh


Photos, Sketches and Engravings

Pencil of Nature