Monday, February 13, 2012

Awesome Russian Photos! (Unit 6)

I stumbled upon this website which I think is pretty awesome.
This man named Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii who was a chemist turned photojournalist took these pictures of pre-revolution Russia from 1909 through 1912.
But perhaps the coolest part (especially if you're a photography nerd like I am) is that color film wasn't invented yet so he made his own. He would take color-filtered glass plates and photograph a scene. He would photograph a subject in all red, blue, and green and then put them together to make colorized prints.

They're pretty fun to look at and a genuine look at Russian history. (In Color!)

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