Home
SearchSearch MemberlistMemberlist RegisterRegister ProfileProfile Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages Log inLog in

Prokudin-Gorsky: Fuji Velvia from 1910
View previous topic :: View next topic  


PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:43 pm    Post subject: Prokudin-Gorsky: Fuji Velvia from 1910 Reply with quote

Prokudin-Gosrky, one of the pioneers of color photography, impressed the Russia Tsar with Leo Tolstoy's portrait at a point that the Tsar comissioned him to make a 10-year project of photo-documentation of the whole Empire. The photographer started in 1909 and finished in 1915, prior to the plan due to war and instability. Look at the faces and colors, it's just amazing!



When he left Russia in 1918 he was let to bring around of 1500 glass negatives with him. In 1948 they were bought by the Library of congress from his relatives, were digitized and postprocessed several times. As far as hundreds of R-G-B channel images are in public access, you may play with them in image editor yourself.

Here is the same photo with digital processing applied, from the web-site of the Library of Congress:



The whole collection in open access.

An article from Wikipedia about Prokudin-Gorsky and his technique.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome indeed!


PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As above, a great find.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a lot - that is extraordinary


PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His exhibition was here at Gallen-Kallela Museum Helsinki last winter http://www.gallen-kallela.fi/prokudin-gorski/english.html
Really outstanding colours in the photos with this his method. If this exhibition ever comes near to you, don't miss it.