Wednesday, May 7, 2008

archive • prokudin-gorskii

jim welling just told me about sergei mikhailovich prokudin-gorskii, a russian photographer who made amazing color photographs at the turn of the century. his process involved photographing a scene through three-color filters and making transparencies because he couldn't make prints. however with current digital technology the library of congress has reconstructed them as they were meant to look. i was most interested in the ones where the digital assembling was done crudely and the process becomes apparent. check out their mini-site about him here.

[all from library of congress.]

archive is a weekly column by asha schechter that appears each wednesday on i heart photograph.