Century Old Color Photography From Russia by Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

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Tolstoy by Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

“The process used involved a camera that would take a set of three photographs.  These pictures would be monochrome but each picture would be taken using a filter of a different color.  When all three monochrome pictures were projected (using light which had to be specifically colored) then the original color scene could be reconstructed.  However, this took some time to take – hardly the point and click we are used to a century on – and so occasionally in Prokudin-Gorsky’s work you can see stray movements…”

The Incredible Century Old Color Photography of Prokudin-Gorsky [Socyberty] via Ramanan Sivaranjan

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    His name is Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky.