Sergei Prokudin Gorskii


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Filmul color nu exista in 1909 in Rusia, dar un fotograf si chimist rus, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii a realizat sute de fotografii ale zonei sale de origine.
Fotografiile erau in alb - negru, dar el a dezvoltat o tehnica ingenioasa care ii permitea sa reproduca imaginile in culorile reale.
A realizat asta cu o camera de fotografiat inteligenta, creata de el insusi, care facea trei fotografii negre apoi alte trei albe in secvente rapide, iar printr-un filtru special iesea o singura fotografie in diferite culori. Fotografia continea trei imagini diferite in trei culori, produsul final fiind o fotografie in culori clare.
Sergei a reusit sa foloseasca un proiector cu care putea vedea pe un ecran toate cele trei imagini care se suprapuneau pina la culoarea finala.
Recombinarile din proiector ajungeau pina la culoarea originala a imaginii fotografiate.
Fiecare serie de cite trei imagini stoca toate informatiile color in fotografii alb si negru, tot ce le lipsea era culoarea, care era data de filtrele color aflate in interiorul proiectorului.
Tarul Nicolae al II-lea a suportat, intru totul, planul ambitios al lui Sergei in realizarea unui documentar despre imperiul rusesc si a pus la dispozitie un tren special echipat si prevazut cu o camera pentru developat.
Astfel, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, a realizat sute de fotografii color peste tot in Rusia intre 1909-1915.

Intreaga sa colectie, poate fi vazuta la Biblioteca Congresului din SUA, americanii fiind cei care au achizitionat negativele sale de sticla in 1948, la 4 ani dupa moartea sa.
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Sergei Prokudin Gorskii

  1. 1. Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii(1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of theRussian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. Heused a specialized camera to capture three black andwhite images in fairly quick succession and then usingred, green and blue filters recombined the images toproduce color photos that were ahead of there time. Thehigh quality of Gorskii’s pics make it difficult for viewersto believe that they are looking 100 years back in time gboisjo
  2. 2. The Russian Empire was a state that existed from1721 until the Russian Revolution in 1917. It wasthe second largest contiguous empire in worldhistory, surpassed only by the Mongol Empire, thethird largest empire the British Empire. At onepoint in 1866, it stretched from eastern Europe,across Asia, and into North America. By the end ofthe 19th century the size of the empire was about(8,600,000 sq mi) or almost 1/6 of the Earthslandmass.
  3. 3. Self-portrait, Prokudin-Gorskii seated on rock beside the Karolitskhali Riverin the Caucasus Mountains near the eastern coast of the Black Sea 1915
  4. 4. An Armenian woman poses for Prokudin-Gorskii on ahillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey) 1910
  5. 5. Volga-Baltic Waterway, Russia 1909
  6. 6. Washing brown iron ore at the Shilovskii near the village of Makarovo, Russia 1909
  7. 7. Mills in Ialutorovsk district of Tobolsk Province Siberia, Russia 1910
  8. 8. A woman is seated on the Sim River, part of the Volga watershed in 1910
  9. 9. A switch operator poses on the Trans-Siberian Railroad near the town of Ust Katav, Russia 1910
  10. 10. Gates at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in the city of Tver, Russia 1910
  11. 11. Hut in the forest for woodcutters, Ural mountain region, Russia 1908
  12. 12. Turkmen man posing with camel loaded with sacks,probably of grain or cotton, Central Asia 1907
  13. 13. General view of Artvin (now in Turkey) from the small town of Svet, 1910
  14. 14. Prokudin-Gorskii (right front) rides along on a handcar outsidePetrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway along Lake Onega in 1910
  15. 15. Trinity Cathedral in the city of Ialutorovsk, Siberia, Russia 1910
  16. 16. View of the Solovetskii monastery Solovetski, Russia 1912
  17. 17. Prokudin-Gorskii at a night camp on the bank of the Chusovaia River, Russia 1912
  18. 18. Isfandiyar Jurji Bahadur, Khan of the Russian protectorate ofKhorezm (Khiva, now a part of modern Uzbekistan) 1910
  19. 19. Zoom
  20. 20. Trans-Siberian Railway crossing the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region, Russia 1910.
  21. 21. Church of the Exaltation of the Cross. Ostashkov, Russia 1908
  22. 22. Finland was part of the RussianEmpire until 1917 Near the small town of Iustilia, Finland on the Saimaa Canal 1907
  23. 23. View of Suzdal along the Kamenka River, Russia 1910
  24. 24. Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, the Emir of Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) 1910
  25. 25. A group of Jewish children with a teacher in Samarkand, (in modern Uzbekistan) 1910
  26. 26. A group of women in Dagestan, Russia 1910
  27. 27. Peasants harvesting hay along the Mariinskii Canal, Russian Empire 1909
  28. 28. Site of a rescue station, Onega Lake, Russian Empire 1909
  29. 29. Shroud with image of the the Venerable Evfrosiniia,Evfrosiniia Monastery, Suzdal, Russia 1910
  30. 30. A man and woman pose in Dagestan, Russia 1910
  31. 31. A water-carrier in Samarkand (present-day Uzbekistan) 1910
  32. 32. Nikolaevskii Cathedral in the city of Mozhaisk, Russia 1911
  33. 33. Kyn, Russia 1912
  34. 34. Dalmatov Monastery, Siberia Russia 1909
  35. 35. A chapel sits on the site where the city of Belozersk wasfounded in ancient times, photographed in 1909
  36. 36. Sart woman in purdah in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1910
  37. 37. A boy sits in the court of Tillia-Kari mosque in Samarkand, present-day Uzbekistan 1910
  38. 38. Spinning yarn in the village of Izvedovo, Russia 1907
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