The dreamy autochrome portraits of 1913
Apart from being one of the greatest British engineers and head of the Royal Aircraft Establishment during WW1, Meryn O’Gorman was also an artist and an early pioneer of colour photography. Many of his images including the portraits of his daughtrer Christina from 1913 are exhibited as breathtaking early coloured photographs.
The beach images capture Christina in every other scene wearing a red swimming suit which flatters her strawberry blonde hair. Images of his wife Florence and second daughter can also be found in this series.