Monday, April 16, 2012

time travel

Let's take a break from modern-day consumption for a minute.  I'm in love with these photos (found via swoond) by Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944).  He had a technique where he took 3 black and white images in quick succession, each with a different colored filter, and then later combined them to create beautifully saturated color images.  Over 100 years ago.

I don't pretend to understand the technique, but the photos are stunning, and it's hard to believe they are over a century old.  Regardless of their age, they leave me speechless.

more photos after the jump...

photos via swoond, wikipedia


  1. These are so cool. Wow...I am still floored by how they out. unbelievable.

  2. wow. 100 yrs old. this is fascinating. amazing how it was done, and 100 years ago seems so far away...

  3. These are so so cool! I love it!


  4. This pictures are amazing! And to think they are over 100 years old is unbelievable. The colors are so real and quality of the pictures make them seem like they were taken recently. I gotta check this out some more. Thanks for sharing. ;)

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  5. well, my mind is blown. thanks for that.

    1. Excellent! Glad you stopped by, I'm a regular reader of greedy girl, it's great to see you here!


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