Friday, September 4, 2009

Russian Color Photography Circa 1910


At Naked Capitalism, I came across a wonderful link to the U.S. Library of Congress' collection of the color photography of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, aka, Photographer to the Tsar. The website is a little unclear as to the dates, but Prokudin-Gorskii apparently went on several expeditions between 1907 - 1915 to conduct photographic surveys throughout the Russian Empire.

Here's the link to the page that includes a small description of the young Russian peasant women featured above. This page gives a description of the techniques Prokudin-Gorskii used to produce his amazing color photograhs.

I know this post has little to do with Alexis Denisof or the Angel series, except for the fact that he's of Russian descent. It also helps that one of the guest stars of the series was Tamara Gorski, who appeared as Rebecca Lowell in Season 1's "Eternity".

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