Bournewas a Britishphotographer who worked in India,
from 1863 to 1870. By the time he had left India, he had made 2,200 images of
the country’s landscape and architecture. Working primarily with a 10x12 inch
plate camera, and using the complicated and laborious wet plate collodion process, the impressive body of work he produced was of superb
technical quality and often of artistic merit.
Bourne’s archive of glass
plate negatives remained with the studio, and were constantly re-printed and
sold until their eventual destruction in a Calcutta fire on 6 February 1991.