06 January 2012



I was doing a little internet research on autochromes and sort of felt like I'd fallen down the rabbit hole.  There are so many sites and so much information it can be a bit overwhelming.  I know back in the infancy of the blog (way back in '08!) I did a blog post about autochromes based on the Belgian Autochromists site.  If you haven't fallen down that rabbit hole before, I highly recommend it. But since then nary a word about them so I thought it was high time that I shared by favorite collection of autochromes in case you hadn't seem them before. 

The images were captured by Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O’Gorman, a distinguised Aeronautical engineer, of his daughter Christina at and near Lulworth Cove in Dorset, in 1913.  Don't they look like they could be right out of a modern day editorial?



june said...

I really can't believe these pictures are so old. So nice.

sew nancy said...

These are so incredible. I think I may have to follow you and fall down the rabbit hole

alexandra grecco said...

oh my my. I really love these photos!


Unknown said...

I live and breathe film photos, but these are stunning. Fashion photogs of today would die to nail photos like these.

Rachel said...

gorgeous! I love the one of her sitting on the pebbly beach.

Unknown said...

Oh wow! I had no idea that these were taken in Lulworth cove! That's so close to where my parents live and I swim there every summer. The picture of Christina sitting on the sand ( when you can see the anchor on her collar) is of my favourites ever, but I am ashamed to say that this is the first time I have seen the others! This has made my day, thanks so much for sharing.

Kelly-Marie xx

The Kitten Paws Blog said...

Wow! These images are stunning. Thanks for sharing! I agree. Down the rabbit hole I go too ha :)

blue roses said...

so incredibly beautiful, thank you for sharing!


Tea Joeli said...

Great blog!
Kisses from New York:)

Melissa said...

these are incredible! i love the way she wears her hair long - seems somewhat uncommon for the time?