Technicolor Dreams

My colleague Rod passes on a link to an exhibition of colour photographs from Czarist Russia. Produced by taking three plates with coloured filters, the resulting pictures are projected back with the same filters, producing images that are incredibly vibrant. I guess I tend to visualize the 19th and early 20th centuries as drab and dull, because all the pictures are in black and white. These pictures are almost shocking in the intensity of their colours.