July 24, 2007

More Prokudin-Gorskii Images

About 2 years ago I linked to an exhibition of early color photography by the Russian Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. Now a Belgian researcher, Frank Dellaert, at Carnegie Mellon has converted thousands more of the Prokudin-Gorskii images (the restored color was produced by a technique called Digichromatography which digitally combines the 3 black and white glass plate originals shot with blue, green, or red filters).

Alex Gridenko has also converted more of the images... There are only 60 images on his page, but he did nice large versions and his conversions were obviously carefully done by hand.

Well worth the clicks...

I remember seeing some early color photography from the same era of New York City in a book somewhere, but I can't find it online. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

posted at 03:43 PM by raul

Filed under: photography

TAGS: digichromatography (1) early photography (3) russia (13)


07/28/07 02:52 AM

these are great. thanks for the link.

07/31/07 02:30 PM

it's amazing how much more immediate the past seems in color images than in black and white ones.

05/03/08 12:11 PM

May be you mean Albert Kahn?

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