The 1920s Autochrome Photos of Gustave Gain

It's been awhile since I spent a Sunday morning, lazing about, sipping on coffee and getting lost in internet inspiration. Thankfully, this morning has been one of exactly that. I've always had an infatuation with early color photos, specifically autochrome images. Until today, however, I was unfamiliar with French photographer Gustave Gain.

After the Lumiere brothers introduced their color photography process, Autochrome Lumière in 1907, Gustave turned heavily toward shooting in this early color process, photographing his family and other women in France from the turn of the century into the 1930's. I'll leave you to perusing his lovely photos below...

Autochrome photo by French photographer Gustave Gain
Autochrome photo by French photographer Gustave Gain
Autochrome photo by French photographer Gustave Gain
Autochrome photo by French photographer Gustave Gain
Autochrome photo by French photographer Gustave Gain
Autochrome photo by French photographer Gustave Gain
Autochrome photo by French photographer Gustave Gain
Autochrome photo by French photographer Gustave Gain
 Gustave Gain, Plage de Diélette, Flamanville (Manche), circa 1920
 Gustave Gain, Jeune fille accoudée à un mur, date unknown
Gustave Gain, Pêcheuses sur la plage, Siouville-Hague (Manche)