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Archive for December 2010

Koudelka Critique

December 8, 2010

This image is an almost surreal image by Koudelka probably with his Rolleiflex camera. The people appear to be in line for something. The image was taken in Portugal in 1976. Koudelka was photographing european gypsies (of which there are many types) during the time just before the second world war.  The image appears to be taken […]

Auto Chrome Technique

December 8, 2010

This is an auto chrome image that was taken in 1915 using the wet plate process. It is a portrait of Charlie Chaplin during a break from one of his movie shoots. When a autochrome image is taken, there are starch particles that are dyed red-orange, green and blue-violet. This is apparent from various the […]

Pictorialism Critique – Stieglitz

December 6, 2010

The image features a steam locomotive switching around in a freight yard on a cold winter day. In pictorialism, the image emulates paintings and the mood and atmosphere of the scene is suppose to be more important than the subject itself.  The image is warmer than a stark black and white, making the mood of the […]