3 Heritage of Prokudin-Gorsky: Close Up Plans

Heritage of Prokudin-Gorsky: Close Up Plans

Posted on April 16, 2012 by team


You’ve seen already some sets of photos by a famous Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky: 1, 2, 3. These are some close up views reavealing new details definitely deserve your attention.

On the photo fragment above: “On the river Sim at the station Ashi-Balashovskaya”, 1910. Looks like a painting!

Fragment of the photo “Floodgate on the third verst from Shlisselburg”, 1909. Boat “Zarya” by which Prokudin-Gorsky travelled along the Staroladozhsky canal.

Fragment of the photo “The main building of the monastery” Nilova pustyn”, 1910

Fragment of the photo “The mill near Luga”, 1905. By the way this mill served as a power plant as well!

Peasant farm in Putivl, the Kursk province, 1904 or 1905

Once in Torzhok. Fragment of a no-name photo dated 1910

Gagra guns, 1912

Port of Sukhumi, 1912

Street in Vitebsk, 1912

View at the Vitebsk town hall and the river Vitba, 1912.

Embankment in Lugano, 1908

Khrustalnaya station, 1912

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3 Responses to “Heritage of Prokudin-Gorsky: Close Up Plans”

  1. Mare says:

    Nice colored picture from that time.

  2. OLUT says:

    These are so great! I like the town photo with the motorcycles — you can tell how different color photography worked back then.

    • Metafosforico says:

      Proudkin-Gorsky developed a photographic machine that could shoot the same scene 3 times, each one the light passed a filter (red, green, and blue) and the picture developed in three glasses. The resulting images could be projected using backlights that passes through the same colored filters. When the three images overlap perfectly what you see is a natural color photo. Preety amazing for the time.

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