sergey prokudin-gorsky

Long before color-sensitive films were invented, Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky used to take 3 individual black-and-white photos, each with a filter (Red, Green, Blue) to create high-quality pictures in full color. This self portrait of him is 107 years old! He probably had an assistant press the shutter button for this one, but he didn’t have to stay in that position for very long. He reportedly had a custom camera that used a single large rectangular photographic plate for all the colors, and used a clockwork mechanism to move the plate and change the filter so you’d get the three color “channels” in quick sequence. “BackRead More →

All four Beatles gathered on the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 for one of the most famous photo shoots of their career. Photographer Iain Macmillan a freelance photographer and a friend to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road. Just before the famous Abbey Road photo was taken, The Beatles were photographed on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street. Iain Macmillan was a freelance photographer and a friend to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He used a Hasselblad camera with a 50mm wide-angle lens, aperture f22, at 1/500 seconds. Photographer only had 10 minutesRead More →