Sunday, May 18, 2014

Color Nudes 1960s Transparencies Parliament Pub

Parliament publications were not the first to introduce color photographs in layouts and centerspreads. However, history shows that they achieved arguably the best results, working with an excellent group of talented photographers. Included here is a selection of large format 4x5" color transparencies, a few of which appear to be the work of the incredible Elmer Batters. This group was part of a former clients collection, also including an excellent selection of Parliament black and white, 8x10" photographs, circa late 1960s and 1970s, which will be posted soon.

Note that these photographs were badly faded to almost all red tones, the rest of the colors became "fugitive" and sadly lacking. I restored these using Photoshop and they look quite good, rejuvenated, approximating their original colors. "Ghostly" signs in some of the photographs are a reflection of my camera off the glossy archival sleeves protecting the photographs.

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