early japanese photography


The Pinks And Blues Of Early Japanese Photography Are Staggering

From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, Japanese photographers were doing amazing things with color

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.

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