Prokudin-Gorskii :: Russian Color Photography from Early 1900


September 27, 2013

russia004.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50

russia036.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50

russia003.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50

russia007.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50

russia039.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50

russia047

russia049

russia046

russia051

russia014.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50

I’ve always been fascinated by pictures from the past. These color photos from Russian photographer/chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii are simply incredible. Between 1909 and 1915, Prokudin-Gorskii traveled across his home country, using a relatively new technology of color photography to document what he saw along his journey. Outfitting a private train car with his own dark room equipment, Prokudin-Gorskii captured landscapes, buildings, and people in a series of breathtaking images. Without sepia tones’ time-distancing effects, the characters in these images feel right there, full of stories of a bygone era and a diverse, colorful culture on the brink of revolution.

View the entire collection of high res photographs here.




Also in Blog

Desert Wanderings
Desert Wanderings

June 24, 2017

We're thrilled to introduce new lines we have been busy working on. Our Woodstock Caftans are now available in all florals for our flower power goddesses! And oh my- how can you miss this red stunner? With lots of imagination and we've brought our daydreams to life! Vibrant stripes and a diamond center, our serape caftan begs for a double take! Let us know what you think about our latest caftans!

Read More

Utopia Found: Symbiosis Gathering
Utopia Found: Symbiosis Gathering

October 14, 2016

Have you ever daydreamed about your very own Utopia? If I let my imagination run wild, it would be a space that incorporates elements of earth, water, and vast skies. A human experience with open minded souls, nutritious food, and...

Read More

New Crop Style Muse: Cher
New Crop Style Muse: Cher

October 03, 2016

When it comes to a style muse, Cher is firs to come to mind with her nostalgic 70s style and a constant evolution and expression of music and style through the eras. Fearless and fierce- and not afraid to make...

Read More