The Pinks And Blues Of Early Japanese Photography Are Staggering

Before the turn of the 20th century, photographers in Japan were masterfully experimenting with the use of color. The images of the era, filled with blushing cherry blossoms and azure kimonos, predated the advent of actual color photography. Instead, the medium employed hand-tinting — or “colorizing” — turning otherwise sepia-toned prints into portraits and landscapes bursting with pale pinks and light blues.

As a result, “Pale Pink and Light Blue” is a pretty appropriate title for an exhibition of early modern Japanese photography. We have the Museum for Photography in Berlin’s Kunstbibliothek to thank for such a gorgeous historical read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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