Dorothy Hill by Lee Miller, 1933 | Inspired

In film photography, exposing a print to bright light during development causes a partial inversion of light and dark values, and frequently produces a dark line where areas of light and shadow meet. The process, known as solarization or the Sabattier effect, was discovered (or invented) many times during the 19th century, but it was perfected by Man Ray and Lee Miller, who both took advantage of the dreamlike quality of solarized photos.

Solarized portrait of Dorothy Hill by Lee Miller, 1933 |

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