Photographer: Gale, Joseph
Medium: Photographic print
"One of the first photographs in which Mr. Gale achieved success after the introduction of gelatine plates was 'Brixham Trawlers,' a pleasing natural picture in which the subtle beauty of a well-known effect upon the sea is admirably caught, and in which the grouping of the boats gives feeling of distance, and is most effectively characteristic of the subject. It is very noticeable in almost all photographers' attempts at 'landscape with figures' that the best are those in which the accessories selected for the interest they add to the scene, are inanimate objects, or at least figures unconscious of the photographer and his intention. Now and again a very natural figure study is seen, as in several of Mr. Gale's photographs, but the human element appears to be very generally too much for the methods of the ordinary photographer."
Descriptive text by George Davison from 'Sun Artists' (Number 1)