Monday, March 25, 2013

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky - View of the Kremlin in Rostov

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky - View of the Kremlin in Rostov from the Bank of Lake Nero, 1911 (LOC).

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky was a pioneer in working with color photography. Outfitted with a specially equipped railroad-car darkroom provided by Tsar Nicholas II he documented the Russian Empire around 1909 through 1915.

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  1. Rob, this is GREATEST indeed!!!

  2. Amazing photographs. Some of the colours are so startling and they really bring those people and landscapes into the present. The Sepia Saturday Facebook group would like to hear about these Rob, why don't you post the link on the page?

  3. I wish You and Your beloved people a very Happy Easter 2013!

  4. First, Roman Paris, and now turn of the century Russia. I find myself spending lots of time enjoying the places you take us to Rob!

    1. Thank you! It's amazing the possibilities internet offers to explore the world.

  5. That name was vaguely familiar but his work, not so much.
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful collection.
    It is indeed hard to believe these are a century old.
    They were very well preserved compared to other documents of the same era.


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