..I would have said: your look, clothes, environment inspire me, but I´m also very curious of who you are.. I would have been enriched by listening to your storys..
Central Russia, this is a collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912 by the photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) he took pictures of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters. The great quality of the images, with the bright colors, make it difficult to believe that they are 100 years when the photographer captured them, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. The collection are a few of the hundreds of color images that the LIbrary of Congress made available.
Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, the Emir of Bukhara, seated holding a sword in Bukhara, (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910.
Pinkhus Karlinskii, eighty-four years old with sixty-six years of service. Supervisor of Chernigov floodgate, part of the Mariinskii Canal system. Photo taken in 1909.
Isfandiyar Jurji Bahadur, Khan of the Russian protectorate of Khorezm (Khiva, now a part of modern Uzbekistan), full-length portrait, seated outdoors, ca. 1910
An Armenian woman in national costume poses for Prokudin-Gorskii on a hillside near Artvin (in present day Turkey), circa 1910.
Laying concrete for the dam's sluice, 1912. Workers and supervisors pose for a photograph amid preparations for pouring cement for sluice dam foundation across the Oka River near Beloomut.
Youth has no age.
- Pablo Picasso