Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Old Russia in Color

See extraordinary color photographs by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky at the fascinating "A Journey Through Slavic Culture" blog. The owner of the blog (whose identity is not readily apparent)writes:
"For those who don’t know yet, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky was a photographer who’s experience in chemistry created one of the earliest techniques of color photography, which he used to document the scope of the Russian empire prior to the revolution, giving us a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the time."