Church Landscape Charles Job  (1853 - 1930)

Charles Job (British, 1853–1930) pursued photography as a hobby (he was a stock broker by profession), and became known for his photographs of moody landscapes. A member of the Linked Ring from 1900 onwards, his style was very much pictorial with elements of Naturalism and Impressionism combined to create individualistic interpretations of the scenery he photographed. Job often combined two negatives, sky and foreground, to create a dramatic impact and mainly worked in Sussex, though he also travelled to northern France, Italy and Belgium. His warm brown carbon prints, often on rough textured paper, were made by contact from enlarged negatives and reflect his eye for good composition softened by a haziness that gives his images a romantic quality. In 1928, two years before his death, he was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in recognition of his contribution to the art of pictorial photography (Quartrich).