Mervyn O’Gorman took these vibrant photos of his daughter Christina at Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England in 1913. He photographed Christina wearing a red swimming costume and red cloak, a colour particularly suited to the early color Autochrome process. Long exposure times and wider apertures create a shallow depth of field, giving the images a soft, dreamlike quality. Timeless in appearance, the gorgeous shots look like they could’ve been captured during any era, from the days before World War I to this contemporary age.
This photo shows the O’Gorman family sitting on a beach in Dorset and eating a picnic meal. The black box you see in the frame is O’Gorman’s camera case.