August 20, 2010

this is beautiful

These incredible photographs taken by Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) between 1909-1912 feel both otherworldly & yet more immediate than their dates would suggest, owing to a brilliant technology involving a specialized camera that used red, green and blue filters to capture three black and white images in quick succession, then later recombined and projected the resulting detailed color images with filtered lanterns.

Thanks, John!

from here via here


  1. AMAZING, simply amazing. So the time machine was created long ago-the camera.


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