Saturday, December 6, 2008
This is really not the kind of thing I imagined would interest me overly. People of the Victorian era don't call to me figuratively (or actually - I'm happy to say!). And yet, on going to this photo archive of three Belgian early colour photo experimenters, I was positively carried away. Never mind that these old pics are in colour - which lends them a modern resonance I couldn't have imagined. But they are beautifully composed. Like next-wave Impressionism.
Thanks to Sally Jane for posting on this topic.
Even if this isn't your thing you should give it 3 minutes. And if you're not sucked in, I'd really like to know about it.
PS: You must enlarge this photo for full satisfaction.