Portrait Studie

PhotographerAdolf Elnain


MediumAutotype (halftone)

JournalDie Kunst in der Photographie 1905



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Portrait: Woman


Image Dimensions: 20.0 x 11.2 cm Lieferung IV
Support Dimensions: Detail: 33.0 x 24.0 cm mount color: black

The Portrait Photographer, Adolf Elnain (1877-1945) had studios in Bad Homburg, Wiesbaden and Dusseldorf. The largest in the Wiesbaden Wilhelmstrasse.

Adolf Elnain was one of the pioneers of a new art photography. In contrast to the former artificial and stilted Hofphotographie show his portraits of the individual personality of the people. For this purpose, he held long conversations to know the characters of his clients, and used the platinotype as printing methods. (1.)


1. translated biography of Adolf Elnain from Elnain Communication online resource accessed Feb., 2015.

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