Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Photographs, Film, and Video

This Exhibition Is a Total Trip—Through Time

It’ll change you. Time-travel to Victorian England with A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography, when photography was new and everyone looked mighty fine in sepia and silver. The band Vernian Process shows how it’s done.

Wondering about that group shot in black and white? It’s a bona fide old-school tintype created in a traveling darkroom on the Getty Center plaza by photography wizard Luther Gerlach. To see how he made it and check out more of the band and their fantastic steampunk costumes, head over to Flickr.

Music by Vernian Process. Video by Christopher Sprinkle.

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      ryanlintelman:

      thegetty:

      On this day in history, a British colonial magistrate in India began using fingerprints as identifiers. It is considered the first official use of nature’s signature.

      Can you find the painter’s accidental fingerprint on this Classical Athenian mug fragment? Click through for a close up!

      Are you kidding me, Getty? This post is about the fingerprint on this mug? How about WHAT THE F**K IS THIS GUY DOING?

      Good point. We asked our antiquities expert and here’s what he said!

      08/27/14

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