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Julia Margaret Cameron, Pomona, 1872. (Alice Liddell as model).
Julia Margaret Cameron was one of the first, woman or man, to experiment with photography as an art form. She was known to have friends and acquaintances over her house to dress up and act out famous literary scenes which she would then photograph. Soft focus, or pictorialism, is a key characteristic in her photographs. In this image, Cameron uses soft focus to blend Pomona—goddess of fruitfulness—with the surrounding foliage and adds slightly more focus to her face so that she can appear to be emerging from it.