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Robert Adamson (26 April 1821 – 14 January 1848) was a Scottish chemist and pioneer photographer at Hill & Adamson. He is best known for his pioneering photographic work with David Octavius Hill and producing some 2500 calotypes, mostly portraits, within 5 years after being hired by Hill in 1843, before his life was cut short.
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Adamson learned the calotype process from his brother Dr. John Adamson (1802-1860), and produced his first successful calotype in 1842. In 1843 Adamson established a professional portrait studio with David Octavius Hill at Rock House, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland. Adamson photographed and was in charge of the chemical processes, and Hill was the artistic director who arranged costumes and settings for the sitters. The partnership lasted until Adamson's death in 1848. Adamson & Hill photographed Durham Cathedral ca. 1844. Scottish doctor and photographer.
British, Scottish
Artist, Chemist, Photographer
Robert Adamson
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