August 25, 2010

(rt) Photography: History in color, plus Iggy

Posted by John Nack at 9:56 AM on August 25, 2010

Comments

  • Steve Laskevitch — 12:04 PM on August 25, 2010

    Thanks, John for the post! I hadn’t seen the “America in Color” work before.

    The Prokudin-Gorskii work has always been a great way for me to teach how color works…in Photoshop! At least RGB, as here:
    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/making.html

    And those images were made 50 years(!) after the process of RGB separations was invented by Maxwell and achieved by Sutton:
    http://tinyurl.com/2cmwa6z

    It reassures film photographers that today’s tech is part of a continuum rather a break with the past.

    re: Iggy Pop…I’m 47 and that series was, uh, depressing. Of course I’m as buff as ever, but….

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