IOW Photographers - Good
|Photographer||Frank Mason Good|
|Active Period||c1860 - 1880|
|Trade History||None found to date|
|1870 - estimated date of photo - see below|
Photo of Sandown Bay thought to be work of Frank Mason Good c1865-75
|Further Notes||Frank Mason Good (active 1860s-1880s) joined the Photographic
Society of London in 1864 and served as a judge of its annual exhibition in 1880. One of
the few documents relating to Good from the intervening years is a letter extolling the
wet collodion process for "such subjects as wall sculptures which are only lighted
for a very short time, and where detail in the deepest shadows and figures [is]
required" (The Photographic Journal, 15 February 1873: 196).
Good lived at Hartley Wintney, Winchfield, Hampshire, and photographed the landscape of the nearby Isle of Wight, a popular resort often photographed during the period. J. R. Ware's 'The Isle of Wight' (London, 1869) is illustrated with tipped-in photographs by Good and Russell Sedgefield.
My thanks to Anthony Greenman (Ryde, IOW) for supplying the above photo and notes.