Surprise endoscopy?

November 29, 2009

For more information on former Soviet Union photographic oddities, please consult this guide.


Early colour photography from the Motherland

October 23, 2009

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii uses a specially designed view camera that creates three separate monochromatic negatives at once. By applying red, green and blue filters to selectively cut colour transmittance, he collects red, green and blue tones on separate negatives, which can later be combined during printing using similar filters to create colour images. All this in 1905!

Via “Captured

Photo sequence

September 3, 2009


from No locus

Ambient photos

August 26, 2009

part 1

Because isn’t everything on this blog ambient?


June 11, 2009


“Gentleman Jim”

May 31, 2009

lookin' good

Former boxer/streetfighter John James (AKA “Gentleman Jim”) strikes a pose for the camera on whyte avenue. He is fifty years old, and a passionate preacher of racist humour. Can you guess his age?

(special thanks to umu for many reasons)


May 28, 2009

bad picture

I like that a screwdriver and some frustration can turn a bad negative into “art”.

via No locus