Faked Analogue Photographs


Contrary to popular belief, photo manipulation already exists several decades before the first photo editing software was even invented. Have a look at a few noteworthy examples after the cut!

“Frances and the Fairies” (1917), Elsa Wright. Photo via Dazed

A number of people, especially those who aren’t exactly privy to the workings of film photography, holds this notion that you can’t possibly alter photographs if they were taken using film or through any other early photographic process. But the truth is, it’s as early as the late 19th century when people began altering their images for one reason or another!

Apparently, there had been a myriad of techniques that the photographers have skillfully employed to create their final shots. Dazed lists some of them as “multiple exposures, combination printing, photo montage, and retouching directly onto the negative or print.” Remember those old pictures of ghostly appearances and headless portraits? Or Hippolyte Bard’s “Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man”?

Yep, faked.

Fascinating, isn’t it? Check out more of these altered analogue photographs below!

From top: “Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men in Formation on His Shoulders” (1930), Unknown; “Hearst Over the People” (1939), Barbara Morgan; “Woman Riding Moth” (ca. 1950) Unknown; “Room with Eye” (1930), Maurice Tabard; “Man Juggling His Own Head” Saint Thomas D’Aquin, (ca. 1880); and Skiing in Egypt" (1938), Unknown, 1938. Photos via Dazed

All information in this article were sourced from Dazed.

written by chooolss on 2014-07-05 in #lifestyle #analogue-photography #photo-manipulation

One Comment

  1. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    Those are great examples. There were several darkroom masters over the years.

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