OUT OF MIND
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» Lyrids meteor shower 2021: How to see the Lyrids tonight
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 12:02 pm by PurpleSkyz

» HAPPY EARTH DAY
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 11:58 am by PurpleSkyz

» Russia to quit ISS, build new space station
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 10:48 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO like anomalies and rays of light crossing the Sun
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 10:44 am by PurpleSkyz

» #QTard Drama Theater- ‘Q Is the Truth,’: Lin Wood Promotes QAnon at Bible College to Cheering Crowds
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 10:26 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO Crash Recoveries: A Classified Corporate Gold Rush
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 10:08 am by PurpleSkyz

» 18-Year-Old Undergoes 3 Brain Surgeries From Blood Clots After J&J Vaccine
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 10:04 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Covidian Cult (Part II)
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 10:00 am by PurpleSkyz

» Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Causes Certain Patients to Develop Herpes Infection
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 9:49 am by PurpleSkyz

» Rumors Swirl About President Harris’ Mental State After She Bursts Into ANOTHER Uncontrolled Laughing Fit
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyToday at 9:41 am by PurpleSkyz

» Dave Schmidt (Meta 1 Coin Scam) SEC Posts An Award Claim Against Meta 1!
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 9:13 pm by Carl Spackler

» Mysterious event! Sheep make the perfect circle in Sussex UK!Do they worship ?
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 5:57 pm by PurpleSkyz

» MANDELA II – More Analysis – The latest book by TS Caladan
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 5:42 pm by PurpleSkyz

» 33-Year-Old Woman Hospitalized for ‘Mysterious’ Paralysis 12 Hours After Pfizer Vaccine
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 12:53 pm by Unknown

» Body Language: President Trump, On Current Events
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 12:20 pm by PurpleSkyz

» "Impossible Star-Maps" Within Mystery Ancient Library?
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 11:52 am by PurpleSkyz

» Cape Cod, Massachusetts Against Medical Mandates: Join Protest Saturday April 24, 2021
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 10:46 am by PurpleSkyz

» Oracle Films: The Pushback — The Day the World Stood Together (Banned from YouTube)
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 10:42 am by PurpleSkyz

» Good People Doing Good Things — Everyday People
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 10:33 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Coming Modern Grand Solar Minimum
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 10:22 am by PurpleSkyz

» 95,000 UK Severe Adverse Reactions Cases from Pfizer Vaccine
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 10:14 am by PurpleSkyz

» 12-Year-Old Girl is Paralyzed During COVID-19 Trials
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations EmptyYesterday at 10:01 am by PurpleSkyz




You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » VOICES CARRY » AMAZING PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS » Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations

The Open Mind | August 14, 2015 | Life | No Comments

by Beth Buczynski
Photographer Jane Long does more than just bring vintage photos to life — she gives them a new, slightly trippy, backstory.

“In my mind they became characters in tales of my own invention,” Long explains.

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xpf1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F10295498_585290364915265_2372085572794351921_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn
Most of the vintage photos come from the Costică Acsinte Archive on Flickr.

Her retouched photos are full of something more than just color: they have surreal, even dreamlike elements that paint a picture of who these people might have been.

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xfp1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F10623300_622244284553206_4091212567707492883_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn

“It takes anywhere between 10 and 40 hours [to completely retouch a photo] depending on how complex it is and how many elements are involved,” Long told Distractify in an email.

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xfp1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F10658925_615069191937382_5471260609699439362_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn

“I wanted there to be some ambiguity about the images, what is real and what is not real?” she said. “Are these light characters or dark? Restoring the images is only part of the process, the rest is the dance.”

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xta1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F10533088_583342521776716_6454632318973612934_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn

When we asked Long how she decided which images to restore, she said it wasn’t easy.

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xfa1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F10560453_589149157862719_1900421395684677306_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn

“Sometimes it just jumps out at me, like the acrobats in ‘The Juggling Act.’ I knew as soon as I saw her that I wanted her to be a woman on a tightrope juggling life!”

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xta1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F10498711_695071853937115_2720209438610679106_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn

“Other times it happens more organically, like ‘Innocence’ (featured above). I knew I wanted her to have a jumping goldfish as a friend but the fire ring came later…maybe she’s a nice little girl, but then maybe she’s not! Often I look for elements that will create interaction between the subject and the environment.”

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xpa1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F10636860_599294020181566_1487522718032716996_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn

When we asked Long how she might like a picture of herself recreated, she didn’t hesitate: “Definitely underwater! I don’t know why I have such an obsession with this at the moment! I think because it’s somewhere quiet where things just float around, it strikes me as peaceful even though I know it’s not in reality.”

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xpa1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F10470774_641087289335572_8087804908690968059_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn

When not turning old photographs into modern dreams, Long likes to read and take long drives. “Some of my best ideas come from thoughts on long drives, and of course there’s always stock images to shoot on the way!” she told us.

Photographer Turns Forgotten Photos Into Surreal Hallucinations Image?u=%2Fhphotos-xft1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs2048x2048%2F1403037_647565298687771_9141236913155914052_n.jpg&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn
Learn more about Jane Long at www.janelong.com.au and see more of the Dancing with Costică series on her Facebook page.
 
Thanks to Distractify for this article

- See more at: http://www.the-open-mind.com/photographer-turns-forgotten-photos-into-surreal-hallucinations/#sthash.jO2lPJyi.dpuf


Thanks to: http://www.the-open-mind.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum