August 31, 2011 · News
Since that time, Prokudin-Gorsky makes color photographs ln Tolstoy, fi Chaliapin, the royal family and many other people. His images of ancient vases, artifacts Hermitage, were subsequently used for the restoration of lost color. Color photograph of Leo Tolstoy, Polyana, 1908 In 1909, Prokudin-Gorsky gets an audience with Czar Nicholas ii, he expressed his idea to capture in color photographs of his day Russia - its culture, history, various aspects of life in all areas, then constituted the Russian Empire. King approved plans for a photographer, gave him a specially equipped Amtrak train. Officials were ordered to help Prokudin-Gorsky in his travels and did not interfere even in the photography of strategic facilities, including bridges and factories. Steam locomotive 'Compound with superheater' Schmidt, 1909 In the years 1909-1915, Prokudin-Gorsky traveled a considerable part of Russia, photographing the ancient temples and monasteries, the types of towns, fields and forests, a variety of scenes of everyday life Russian heartland. In the same period in Samarkand, Prokudin-Gorsky feels he invented the movie camera for color camerawork. However, the quality of a film proved unsatisfactory. After October Revolution, Prokudin-Gorsky fled Russia, took with him almost all made photographic plates (RGB-plate), except for removal from ...  Read the rest of the entry...
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