ORWOCHROM and other Soviet-era slides


As Iwas preparing for the “Retro Color. Technologies and art” lecture, I stumbled across a remarkable branch where people put up scans of old color film from home archives. Some pictures are so heart-warming, I couldn’t resist getting a selection to wax nostalgic about. Unfortunately, I don’t have old color film of my own, although even back then I took, developed and even printed images in color. Here you get mostly ORWO from the German Democratic Republic, incredibly popular in the USSr in the 70s and 80s. There was actually very little alternative for color, except SVEMA and sometimes KODAK, if you could get it. Here I was more interested in color than mementos, but it’s still an impressive selection.

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5 thoughts on “ORWOCHROM and other Soviet-era slides

  1. These are delightful Pavel – all of them. Not just for the content but for the sweet, subtle color. What a pleasure. Glad you sent them.

  2. I’M ENCHANTED WITH THE SOVIET ERA SLIDES. THE CLOSE-UPS OF THE FACES, THE GARMENTS THEY ARE

    WEARING AND ALL THE BACKGROUND SCENES THAT

    ARE NEW TO ME. KEEP THEM COMING-WONDERFUL.

    Sent from Windows Mail

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