Friday, February 19, 2010

Pictures of old Japan

Breathtaking, mind-boggingly stunning photographs of Victorian-age Japan by Italian photographer Adolfo Farsari, taken in the 1880s. You know that I'm a big fan of old photography, especially when they are beautifully arranged (or in color, like the stunning pictures of Prokudin-Gorskii). Farsari's hand-colored photos are extremely rare as he was one of the only photographers during his sojourn in pre-modern Japan. Check out the whole article for a lot more photos and background to his work.

Adolfo Farsari – The Man Who Shot Old Japan | Quazen

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