Eduard Alexandrovich Stark
1874 - 1942
Russian music critic and art historian, a friend of Prokudin-Gorsky’s. According to his nephew (see Stark, Boris Georgievich), Prokudin-Gorsky shot his first color photographs at the dacha of his uncle in Finland (on Lake Kaukjärvi). According to some reports, already in 1907 he collaborated with (or even worked in) Prokudin-Gorsky's photozincography studio. It was presumably E. A. Stark who organized the photographing of Shaliapin by Prokudin-Gorsky in 1915.