ELY CATHEDRAL: ACROSS THE TRANSEPTS, 1897
Frederick H. Evans
For Evans lovers there is a new exhibit at the Eastman House.
Early in his career Evans owned a popular bookshop where he came to know such artists and literary figures as Aubrey Beardsley and George Bernard Shaw. A man of catholic interests, Evans surrounded himself with people, ideas and things that stimulated him both intellectually and aesthetically. His choices of photographic subjects reflect these wide-ranging interests and also demonstrate his skill as a photographer. No other photographer has captured ecclesiastical spaces with such emotion or enabled the platinum print to render their stones edifice so perfectly.
Throughout his career Evans aimed to record the ideal forms that exemplified his life-long appreciation and study of the beautiful. Beauty, for Evans, was the recognition of the connection between the spiritual and the physical. From his images of microscopic specimens to his photographs of cathedrals, Evans’s work is imbued with the recognition of the divine interrelation of all matter.
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