Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Old colour film stock and back to pictures.
From: "Raimo Korhonen" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 17:58:59 +0200

Yes, there was a process before Dufaycolor - it was by the firm Lumiere=
called Autochrome if I remember correcly. And yes - it used differently
coloured starches and produced grainy but pleasing images.
photos at
my=F6s suomeksi

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> From: Eric Welch <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Old colour film stock and back to pictures.
> Date: 04. syyskuuta 1998 14:23
> At 10:22 AM 9/4/98 +0000, you wrote:
> Actually, there was a process before Dufaychrome. It was done with
> starches. Can't remember the name of the process this early in the
> but it was kind of like pointillistic painting in it's look.
> >So, why do most people shots - either street or protraiture - look
> >better in B&W rather than colour? Is it too much HCB in my diet
> >affecting my tastes or is there a more rational reason. Or is most
> >colour work crap?  =20
> It doesn't necessarily. Look at the work of William Albert Allard.
> Absolutely gorgeous. David Allen Harvey, Alex Webb, numerous other st=
> photographers. Color is harder to do right than black and white in so=
> ways. But when mastered, I find it more compelling.
> That being said, this past year the Washington Post swept the portfol=
> category of Pictures of the Year contest (biggest photojournalism con=
> in the world) and all of their work was black and white. First time a
> single newspaper has done that in over 50 years.
> --=20
> Eric Welch
> St. Joseph, MO
> The world's full of apathy, and I don't care.