October 19, 2002

1911 Russian Color Photographs

Object Checklist - The Empire That Was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated (A Library of Congress Exhibition)

Now this is neat: the official Tzarist photographer took 3 photographs of his subjects with different filters over the lenses, allowing us to digitize and them, put them on different channels, and drop them into one photo... making color photographs from a time before color photographs.

The cool thing is: they look very human, unlike a lot of older photographs. They're really quite amazing. Take a gander!

Posted by Ted Stevko at October 19, 2002 12:21 AM