Chapter House Ceiling, Wells Cathedral

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Lith print on Fomatone MG Classic paper.

Lith print made from a 120 film negative, printed on Fomatone 131 Glossy and developed in LD-20.

The Chapter House at Wells Cathedral is perhaps most famous from the name of a photograph where it isn’t actually seen. Frederick Evans’ photograph ‘The Sea of Steps’ features the stairway that approaches the Chapter House and is a classic image. The same view has been recorded by many other photographers in the century or so since Evans made his version – leading to the myth that camera tripods have worn holes in the stone floor!

Here is a version by Edwin Smith, and here is a version by me.

‘The Sea of Steps’ by Me. Silver-gelatin print, selenium toned.
‘The Sea of Steps’ by Edwin Smith
‘The Sea of Steps’ by Frederick Evans, 1903. Platinum print.
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