Published by AKAAKA Art Publishing, Masarou Aoyama’s publication presents the first full Japanese translation of the iconic yet widely forgotten published works by photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot, The Pencil of Nature. Originally published in 1844, William Henry Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature was the first commercially published book illustrated with photographs. The publication contained twenty four plates, including a brief text for each image which introduced and described the history and process of Talbot’s new photographic process named “Photogenic Drawing”. This publication reproduces Talbot’s original publication, including a full Japanese translation within the new design.
All text included within the publication available only in Japanese