This Dad Took Some Incredible Color Photos Of His Hipster Daughter...In 1913
Along with being one of England's greatest engineers all time, Mervyn O'Gorman (1871-1958) was also one of the earliest pioneers of color photography in the early 1900's. Talk about a trailblazer.
To this day, many of his photos are used in historical exhibitions, including this series of pictures featuring his daughter. Their clarity - which is sure to take you aback - is just a testament to O'Gorman's consummate engineering ability.
The Autochrome process, which was invented by theÂ LumiÃ¨re brothers, would use a glass mosaic screen covered in microscopic grains of red, blue, and green,Â to "flash-tint" color images based on lighting and shadow. It was the principal color photography process in use before the advent of subtractive color film in the mid-1930s, and the foundation on which all subsequent color-picture processes
O'Gorman took these photos in 1913. That's 30 years before theÂ first microwaveÂ was invented.
But without the hipster movement, she'd probably look a lot more retro.
Oâ€™Gormanâ€™s wife Florence and second daughter, along with Christina, enjoy a day at the beach together.