1907-1915: Russia Before the Revolution, in Color
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863–1944) became photographically renowned in Russia for a color portrait of Leo Tolstoy. It was this fame that, in 1909, brought him to the attention of Tsar Nicholas II.
Prokudin-Gorsky’s subsequent meeting with the tsar and the tsar’s family was to be the pivotal moment in his life: The tsar provided both the funding and the authority for Prokudin-Gorsky to carry out what he would later describe as his life’s work.
For most of the following decade, using a specially adapted railroad car as a darkroom, Prokudin-Gorsky traversed the length and breadth of the Russian Empire, recording what he saw in more than 10,000 full-color photographs. Read more…More about Russia, Us World, World, and Retronauthttp://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/USWorld/~3/WwCk77Clao4/
Cargo and shuttle bay matte paintings for Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Above: Diagram of a glass painting setup (Artist: E.G.Lutz, from his 1927 book The Motion Picture Cameraman)
Below: A behind-the-scenes photo showing a glass-shot setup for Slander the Woman (1923). This shot establishes the ice skaters on a frozen lake with the glass painting finishing off the mountains and lodge above their heads (via)