Monday, September 6, 2010

Russian treasure

These photographs are as fresh as if they were taken this morning but they are Russia 1910. Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) used a specialized camera with red, green and blue filters to recombine series of photographs into full colour. 
So vivid and gorgeous I get shivers; these and more come from the Library of Congress via


holly fluxx said...

wow, these are absolutely beautiful. they were really taken that long ago?? <3 love you amy

humanbean said...

I thought they must have been taken now - full on.

Umatji said...

they are amazing - the richness of the red on the young boy and the blue of the flowers are amazing.
very cool.

Studio mhl said...

wonderful!thanks for the link. at first I thought it were paintings. they have such a warm glow


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