S01E171: As A Bow, So Beloved

No More Puddin’
A Man of Images
It Has To Be Dark

Chemist Produces Color Photography in Pre-Bolshevik Russia – Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky ⛧ 10,000 Works Collected by Library of Congress ⛧ French Color Photography and Potato Starch ⛧ RGB and Color Theory ⛧ Boostable Intermission ⛧ A Reading from Man, Myth, and Magic – The Sun! \[T]/ ⛧ Scr33m-Mails!

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ZOSO’S CORNER (Show Notes)

Tonight’s Tarot: 7 of Swords (Reversed)

Freaks of Hazard:

We had a whoooole bunch of monthly’s come in this past week! First off was Wiirdo with the magick number of $3.33, then following that was Sir CrossStitch for $5.33! We also had Captain Oblivious sending in $5.55, and Tjunta rounded it out with another magick number for $3.33! Also swing by LNBeats to check out White Triangles!

Speaking of LNBeats, we finished off the Malachi catalog (for now…) and also got some other folks onboarded!! Check them out here!! It’s 38 feeds as of this week o7

Also thanks to Wiirdo for recommending these tasty treats

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🌙 In Search of True Color Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky’s Flawed Images

Some methods of producing art are just absolutely tried and true! One particular in house favorite goes back over 100 years ago! Cool!! Give welcome to Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer. He captured pictures of Russia and surrounding states in ways that boggle the mind. Born of nobility, his family at one point moved to St. Petersburg where there Sergey enrolled in the State Institute of Technology. One of his professors who taught him was Dmitri Mendeleev, often regarded as the father of the Periodic Table, Mendeleev himself called his table, or matrix, the Periodic System. Sergey also studied in Berlin under Adolf Miethe. This dude not only co-invent the first photographic magnesium powder flash-light, but he also worked with a cabinet maker to build a color camera. On top of that, he made “Ethyl Red”, which allowed for easier developing of red screens.

🌙 39 Russian Empire Photos Taken Just Before The Revolution

  • “The resulting photos provide a haunting record of an empire on the brink of revolution.”

⭐ History of Photography Podcast 8 : Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky

  1. What’s My Name? – Say my name…thanks!
  2. In Living Color – This is color photography before color photography was really a thing! This dude is a (al)chemist turned photographer who goes on to capture some truly amazing images using a tricolor process.
  3. Three In One – He wasn’t the first to capture color photos, but he’s got the applied technique. It all comes down to separating colors with using filters. It’s science baby!
  4. Multi Colored Water – More about how the process works, it’s all about that projection baby! Digital techniques do offer a closer look as to reality than the hand imposed photos of the times. Look closely for the various shades of colors from moving objects.
    1. Kivach waterfall
    2. Group of children [in Belozersk]
    3. Monument dedicated to the opening of the Onezhskii Canal. [In the village of Voznesenye]
    4. Pinkhus Karlinskii. Eighty-four years [old]. Sixty-six years of service. Supervisor of Chernigov floodgate
    5. Group of workers harvesting tea. Greek women. [Chakva]
  5. The Last Tsar – It sometimes pays to have friends in high places!
    1. 🌙 End Of Empire: 47 Photos Of The Last Days Of The Romanov Family
  6. Special Rails – What was the ultimate goal? It seems pretty altruistic. Is this world gone forever?
  7. Eve Of Revolution – In 6 years he took how many pictures??
    1. 🌙 Century-old photos capture drama of 1917 Russian Revolution

⭐ Colorful Photos Sergei Prokudin Gorskii Russia BBC

  1. He Was My Grandfather – The grandson of Sergei shares his thoughts on his pawpaws work.
  2. The OG Book – Damn you, why couldn’t the BBC shared more of that?!

🌙 About the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

  • The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities.
  • An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915.
  • The Library of Congress purchased the collection from the photographer’s sons in 1948.
  1. In order:
    1. Assumption Cathedral in the Dalmatov Monastery
    2. Water lilies. Study. [Emperor Peter the Great Canal]
    3. [Bottling department of] mineral water. Borzhom
    4. Assumption of the Mother of God Church in Deviatiny (200 years old).
    5. Rafts on the [Catherine] Canal. City of Shlisselburg.
    6. Monastery ponds. Novyi Afon [monastery]
    7. Head study
    8. [Temple of III-IV c. on Iverian Mountain. New Athos]
    9. Cemetery at Assumption Hermitage. [Leushinskii Monastery]

But what about the first color photo?

⭐ The Autochrome; Color photos? Just add potatoes.

  1. BLAM Colorvision! – Thomas Young and Hermann von Helmholtz helped lay the vision out for…well color vision.
  2. RGB – Leap frogging off this idea that we process color using three main wavelengths, Maxwell set out to reproduce this phenomenon using three color filters. He may have had a little help getting the project going.
    1. 🌙 James Clerk Maxwell Produces the First Color Photograph

⭐ BBC Pioneers Of Photography (1974) Early colour

  1. Such A Sensation – Looking at some other methods, we come to the Lumiere family (patenting a cinématographe, or a three-in-one device that could record, develop, and project motion pictures) and how they spearheaded color photography. Louis Arthur Ducos du Hauron helped with his process of superimposing images printed in red, yellow, and blue.
  2. Just Add Potatoes – Pretty wild how reality can be recorded with a potato.
    1. ⭐ Making an Autochrome Screen Plate
    2. 🌙 Color Theory
    3. The OG Manual 🌙 Colour Photography
    4. Lancet write up where they mention orange, violet, and green as the three primary colors. Also rolls right into a racist article about undesirables. Go science! 🌙 Autochrome Lumière orange green violet

🌙 44 Old Color Photos Made With Autochrome That Remain Stunning A Century Later

🌙 1913 color photos reveal vivid reds like you’ve never seen

  • Mervyn O’Gorman was 42 when he took these pictures of his daughter, Christina O’Gorman at Lulworth Cove, in the English county of Dorset. He photographed Christina wearing a red swimming costume and red cloak, a colour particularly suited to the early color Autochrome process.

🌙 The Very First Color Photographs of the United States

  • An American Odyssey opens the archive of the Detroit Photographic Company to reveal America in brilliant color from the late 1880s to the early 1920s. Several thousand black-and-white negatives were reproduced in color by a photolithographic technique invented in Switzerland, called the Photochrom process.

Continued Readings:

🌙 Color photography

🌙 30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

🌙 Resurrection Monastery in Uglich: Architectural jewel in chaotic times

🌙 The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated: The Empire That Was Russia

🌙 Rare Historical Photos Show 1910s Imperial Russia In Glorious Color

🌙 18 Famous First Photographs in History: From the Oldest Photo Ever to the World’s First Instagram


🌙 Autochromes: The Dawn of Colour Photography

🌙 Here is a selection of downloadable and printable PDF documents on the history of colour photography, the Lumiere Brothers, and the Autochrome process.


Alice Cooper and Band
Live Python
Rob Zombie


The Sun! A Reading from Man, Myth, and Magic


Capitol of Conformity | Dystopian Short Film


Decention – The Hate Chamber

Politics Be Damned – Malachi

Morristown Blues – Sir Tj The Wrathful

Wake Up – MakeHeroism 


Panacea – Empath Eyes



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