An Afternoon at the Met. This past Saturday, I went to the Met to see the Charles Marville exhibit. Since I used to live in Paris, I was eager to see how Marville photographed its grand boulevards and Haussmann structures back in the 1800s. Fun fact: The pieces in this exhibit are all albumen silver prints from glass negatives. The albumen silver print method was one of the first methods of producing commercial photographic prints. It uses the albumen found in egg whites to bind to the photographic chemicals to the paper.
Aside from the actual art at the Met, I also love its many rooms containing skylights, which allow copious amounts of sunlight to spill in creating beautiful reflections and shadows. Here are a few images of some of my favorite well-lit spaces at the Met.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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