Friday, June 19, 2009

Absolutely Stunning

Found this through one of my RSS feeds:

What's wrong with this picture:

The answer is that it’s in colour. Why? I hear you ask. Because it’s 100 years old and it’s Russian. In 1909 a remarkable project was initiated by Russian photographer Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky. His mission was to record - in full and vibrant color - the vast and diverse Russian Empire. Here, with his story, is a selection of his amazing century old full color pictures. Many of the pictures look as if they could have been taken yesterday, with only the costumes worn by the people captured in their moment of time betraying the age of the work.

See the full set and story here.

Courtesy Derren Brown's Blog

The photos and the story are absolutely amazing. Click on the link and check it out.

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