Photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii captured life in Russia between the years of 1905-1915. His career was rooted in his will to foster communal ties between Russians, forging a sense of identity in the nation.
The recently released Nostalgia: The Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II book updates Prokudin-Gorskii's work. Although once set in black and white, modern image processing has allowed his images to be cast in bold color with violets, greens and magentas, breathing new life into his portfolio.
Approximately 250 snapshots are assembled in Nostalgia. Berlin's Gestalten Space will exhibit the revamped collection, one that Prokudin-Gorskii would surely have approved of had he been around today. An iPad application will also be used for the showcase, affirming the clear merger between technology and the artistic legend.
The Notalgia Book by Prokudin-Gorskii Adds Color to Retro Images
1. Vintage Photography Colorization - Advances in image processing technology allow for the colorization of vintage images, opening up new avenues for artistic expression.
2. Heritage Preservation Through Technology - The use of modern technology to preserve and update historical artifacts, such as Prokudin-Gorskii's photography, can create new forms of cultural exchange.
3. Virtual Exhibition Showcases - Digital mediums, such as an iPad application, can promote access and engagement with art, making exhibits more widely accessible.
1. Art and Photography Industry - The art and photography industries can incorporate new image processing technologies to create innovative approaches to traditional mediums.
2. Heritage Industry - There is potential for the heritage industry to utilize technology, such as colorization, to bring historical artifacts to life.
3. Digital Exhibition Industry - The use of digital mediums, such as mobile applications, to showcase artwork opens up new possibilities for both artists and curators.