Church of the Resurrection in the Grove, Kostroma.
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii.
Russia on the eve of World War I, 1910.
Prokudin-Gorskii travelled across the Russian Empire, documenting life, landscapes and the work of Russain people. His images were to be a photographic survey of the time. He travelled in a special train car transformed into a dark room to process his special process of creating color images, a technology that was in its infancy in the early 1900′s. He was the first in Russia to use three sinchronized cameras with RGB filters to document color pictures. He built this device by himself. Prokudin-Gorskii left Russia in 1918, after the Russian Revolution had destroyed the Empire he spent years documenting.