STANDING GEISHA GOES INTO SQUAT MODE in HIKONE PARK
Beautiful shot. Love that OBI !
Here we have two untransposed stereoview contact print proof-sheet photos and a finished view from over 100 years ago.
The top two give an idea of Enami's process of taking more than one pose for each camera standpoint or "Image Title".
The bottom two show the transformation from a raw, untransposed print, to a reversed, colored, and mounted stereoview.
The finished print was meant for the stereoscope or for parallel free-viewing.
The proofs can all be viewed using the cross-eyed method.
THIS ONE IS FOR THE ALL SIZES BUTTON. Over 100 years old, the hand-applied colors remains natural, and are a credit to the studio artists who also had to painstakingly color each half to match up in the stereoscope. Good Job !
NOTE : The posted scans are "soft", but the originals are sharp. Perhaps I need a new scanner, or else sharpness was lost when image size was reduced using Google's PICASA. Sorry about that.
For a broad range of Enami images from Old Japan, please see this flickr collection :
For mor about the photographer himself, see : www.t-enami.org/
".....Genkyu-en Garden (玄宮園). Hikone's number two attraction is the garden at the foot of the castle. The park contains a sprawling villa built in the Chinese Tang Dynasty style in 1677 for Naooki Ii, the fourth lord of Hikone. The best thing to do here is to pause at the teahouse for a cup of matcha (ceremonial green tea), a Japanese sweet and some quiet contemplation for ¥500...."