by Molly Sarle and Tom Greenberg in New Photography on Wednesday 18 May 2011

There isn’t much to be said about these photos, they speak for themselves. I find myself revisiting them every other week or so just to be reminded of their brilliance. The photographer, Prokudin-Gorskii, developed an insanely ingenious technique that was worlds ahead of its time. Here’s a pretty detailed description of the RGB process.
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