Jane Long Turns WWI-Era Photos into Surreal Art – Sortra

Jane Long Turns WWI-Era Photos into Surreal Art

Australian artist Jane Long restores historic glass-plate photos digitally and presents them with a fresh new story. She has found a collection of black and white photos which were taken by Costică Acsinte, a Romanian war photographer who documented WWI, and started her fantastic photoseries. She says “I wanted people to see these figures as real people, more than just an old photograph. Adding colour completely changes our perception of images. I wanted to change the context of the images. Photographic practices at the time meant people rarely smiled in photos, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t laugh and love. I wanted to introduce that to the images.” Dancing with Costica will be exhibited from August 22nd to September 20th as part of the Ballarat International Photo Biennale. You can see more of Long’s work here.

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

Jane Long Turns WWI Era Photos into Surreal Art

 
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