Street Pussy RGB & The Bayer Filter Array

In march 1976, Bruce Bayer, an engineer working for Eastman Kodak, patented the Bayer filter array - a mosaic of red, green and blue colour filters that, when placed over a digital imaging sensor, enable a digital camera to record colour information in a way that mimics human vision. Though it lacks the technical accuracy of some other colour filter technologies, its low cost led to it establishing an almost universal presence in consumer digital cameras.

Diagram from Bruce Bayer’s 1976 Patent (US3971065), showing the Bayer Filter Array (Fig. 6)

Diagram from Bruce Bayer’s 1976 Patent (US3971065), showing the Bayer Filter Array (Fig. 6)

Street Pussy RGB commemorates this invention, and the establishment of the fundamental tenets of digital colour photography as it exists today, with a series of three zines; R, G and B - each containing a series of 20 Street Pussy photographs by Yogamaya von Hippel and Simon Bromley, taken over a period of 7 years, in which the dominant colour is red, green or blue (respective to each zine in the series).

Each zine in the series is limited to an edition of 25. 15 standard edition (£7.50) and 10 special edition copies (£15). The special edition versions of the zines are signed by the artists and include a limited edition, 6x6 inch digital c-type photographic print (edition of 10), and exclusive hand-painted packaging.

The first zine in the series, R, is now available to pre-order on the Street Pussy Etsy shop - All pre-orders will receive free UK shipping (pre-orders will ship on 1st December 2018), and a 10% discount code redeemable against the next zines in the series, G and B, which will be published sequentially in early 2019.

Simon

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