My first post on Darkroom Malta is all about an excellent book: Photography in Malta, by Kevin Casha.
I have known Kevin Casha for many years now and apart from being a friend and all round good person, nothing and no one has had such a positive impact on my photography. If you are just starting your photographic adventure, make sure you contact him to attend one of his courses. You will learn so much in a short time!
Back to Photography in Malta, by Kevin Casha. After many years of research Kevin Casha published the book in 2016. He goes into detail about the history of photography and the 1st persons to photograph in Malta. He also gives interesting information about life in Malta.
The book is very well written, full of details that will keep any history buff happy but at the same time smooth and entertaining for every one else. It’s funny to read how photographers had to painstakingly import all their chemicals and equipment from abroad even though Malta was under British rule. Another interesting detail mentioned are the effects humidity had on the photographic process!
The photographs in Photography in Malta, by Kevin Casha are just stunning, especially when you consider the simple equipment used in the 1800s’. With simple but heavy equipment, loads of chemicals and no Youtube to guide them, these photographers created photos that rival any shot today.
This book is excellent for history lovers, Melitensia researchers and all photographers. You can contact Kevin Casha by following this link to his website: Photography in Malta, by Kevin Casha.
- Malta Independant – How Malta was shot, a book about photography in Malta by Kevin Casha.
- University of Malta – Tracing Malta’s Photographic History.
**All images in this blog post are for reference use only. No reproduction nor use is allowed with out the authorisation of Kevin Casha. Please contact him for further information.
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