June 16, 2016

Beach of Brighton in 1906 – Stunning Autochrome Shots by Otto Pfenninger

Otto Pfenninger (5 April 1855 – 20 March 1929) was a founding member of the Swiss Photographers Association (1886) and a pioneer of color photography. He moved to Brighton, England where he developed his career as a photographer.

In 1906, Pfenninger built a special camera to his own design using 3-color separated plates from which full-color photographic images could be created. That summer Pfenninger used this tri-color, single exposure camera to create some of the first color photographs, using the parks and beaches of Brighton as scenes.

Here's some of his work:

(Photos by Otto Pfenninger)


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