Thursday, September 9, 2010

Color by Steichen

"To photograph what has never been photographed before does not in itself denote originality. It has no more creative meaning than finding a pearl in an oyster." E.S, private notes

Photographer and painter Edward Steichen (1879-1973) is well known for his experimentation with color photography in the early 1900's. In 1907 in France, after the Lumiere brothers perfected their autochrome process, Steichen bought a supply of plates and used them to photograph people, flowers, landscapes and different scenes.

all images scanned from Steichen's Legacy Photographs, 1895-1973

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