Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Colors, Duke! The Colors!

1907 Katherine Stieglitz, daughter of photographer Alfred Stieglitz and his first wife, Emmy. This is one of my favorite photographs, partly due to the barely there color which lends so much texture and really highlights her expression. Her hair looks so soft!

1913 "Ma Femme" by Alfred Van Besten (his wifey again! aw!) Another example of fantastic lighting and amazing textures brought to life through color! So soft!

1909 Russian Peasant girls. Definitely a different style of photography

Red and Blue! (They say QVic! loved fuchsia!)

1915 I don't think that I could quite explain just how smitten I am with this photograph. It is a shame that the background is so unintelligible, but the woman,and more specifically her gown are STUNNING. I wonder what kind of dainty shoes she's wearing underneath it!

1910 "Portrait of A Lady" (Mrs. C. Corbet) by photgrapher Paul Sano. Different photographer, similar outcome with the light and the texture. Love! It's great to get an idea of what kinds of colors these people wore!

1908 Etheldreda and Janet Laing. More pink and blue! This is one of those colored photographs that make me think that maybe once they were developed, the color was touched up even more by hand. Thoughts?

1910 Great clarity but oh my word her hat's on FIRE!

1912 "Washing and Bleaching" (yes, in the grass) by Van Besten. Again with the light! And take a look at those bare feet! If you look even closer you can see what looks like the proper blouse that goes with the skirt of the girl in the chair drying in the grass! (I love convoluted sentences!)

1909 Andree, daughter of Auguste Lumiere

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the vibrancy of the Russian Peasant Girls' outfits.
Darlene

Anonymous said...

" 1908 Etheldreda and Janet Laing. More pink and blue! This is one of those colored photographs that make me think that maybe once they were developed, the color was touched up even more by hand. Thoughts?"
It's possible, a really good tinter can make the tinting look natural to the photo."
Darlene

Whyte Fairy said...

Agreed, but I have to wonder at the background. People they're great with, but you can generally tell when a landscape has been hand colored. This does not seem to have any of the telltale outlines.

Curiouser and curiouser...