Julia Margaret Cameron and Nicky Bird

Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


When I first saw Nicky Bird’s photograph I thought it was just a straight, updated copy of  a Julia Margaret Cameron original. But as I researched the contemporary image I discovered that it was from a series where Nicky Bird had traced descendants of Julia Margaret Cameron’s original sitters, photographed them in similar poses and then produced a book containing the two images.

This gives a whole new context to the image and my original (less than complimentary) thoughts.

My comments on the images can be found here: Julia Margaret Cameron and Nicky Bird