Sunday, April 21, 2013

Carbro Photos

Lately, I've been really into bright colors.  Maybe it's a desire for spring to finally come around (it's getting closer...).  Whatever the reason, I've become really fascinated with vintage carbro processed photos...

The carbro process, which uses silver bromide paper and methods beyond my novice photographer comprehension, was started in the early 20th century, and became very popular starting in the '30s.  Magazines like McCalls were using full color photos, so they were in high demand. There was a growing concern about the longevity of prints that were made with previous photo processing methods, so people turned to carbro, both for the appeal of the vibrant colors and the long life of the prints. 

oh hey Norma Jean! That photo was taken by Richard C. Miller, a well known photographer 
who used the carbro method for most of his photos

doesn't she look just like a mermaid? It's so dreamy!

I'll take all of those shoes, please.

What do you think of these? Don't they make you long for bright colors and spring time? 
Seriously, it can't get warm soon enough!

Brightly yours,
Jess (and Caiti!)

1 comment:

  1. I really love all the bright vintage photos. All the colors make me anxious for summer!