11.21.2008



felice beato

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1825 - 1908

Beato was a war photographer
and one of the first to take
pictures of east asia.

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the muted colors
are incredible.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful and surreal photographs.
Thank you for setting the aesthetic mood for the weekend.GC

copperseal said...

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Ritva said...

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Anonymous said...

female entertainers, musicians and dancers...they were the wild women of their day...now we have Madonna and Britney...Hmmmmm where exactly ARE we headed?LKB

malo said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures of a time long gone. There is nothing more melancholy.

gretchen said...

stunning photographs. love the lavender/blue/red ensemble in last one...

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timb said...

they're black and white images that have been hand coloured.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what Timb said. You knew these had been hand-painted, right?

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