1913 Christina in Red

I’m sure a lot of people have seen this by now, but I figured I’d share on my blog page for anyone who hasn’t.  I absolutely love seeing these type of things.  I find it fascinating to see time periods that we’re used to seeing in black and white and then re-envisioning them in color.  After reading this article I did a some research and learned a little more about the Autochrome process.  It’s really interesting to lean the experimental developments that went into the creation of color photography.  The way the exposure time determines how the image is captured and how certain colors (red) behave differently from others are quite unique in Autochrome.  Different processes create different results, and from a color perspective it’s important to realize why those things happen.  If I want to replicate a certain look in the color suite, I need to have a strong understanding of what’s happening and why it’s happening.  It’s all a part of furthering the creative process.  But in some cases, like this one, I just like to sit back and enjoy the time period in which so few photos are in color.

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