donderdag 31 januari 2013

Exposition of old color photography in Russia

This offprint portrait of Lev Tolstoi made 23 May 1908 by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky you can see in the Foam exposition Primrose Russian Color Photography in Amsterdam.

In the pictures after the revolution the use of red is an real eye-catcher as this portrait of young sea cadets from Yakov Khalip around the end of 1940.

This graphical shot with flag and a silhouette of the Kremlin is also one of beautiful composition and great symbolic value made by Dmitry Baltermans in the sixties.

All in all very interesting and I recommend it to everyone if this traveling exposition is coming in the neighborhood.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Yesterday, I visited an other great exhibit about Russia in Nice; I hope that "yours" will come around soon, as it seems very beautiful and interesting!

  2. After looking more closely at the photo of Tolstoy, I think I see that he is taking the picture of himself with a remote shutter release. Very neat! I love the soft colors of all of these!

  3. I love FOAM. It's a fixed stop when I'm in Amsterdam.