Friday, 14 September 2012

Jonathan Spranza, c.1860

Young man in evening dress photographed around 1855–1865. I’m pleased with how this has come out.



An alternative version I thought I’d try out.



Both created in Photoshop, using four separate images from the Brady-Handy Collection at the Library of Congress.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

The matriarch

You know who’s in charge.



Created in Photoshop from images in the Brady-Handy Collection at the Library of Congress.

Vintage gentlemen

Two gentlemen created in Photoshop from images in the Brady-Handy Collection at the Library of Congress.



From the archives

I’ve discovered the US National Archives flickr stream. And on that stream are a great many Mathew Brady photographs whose use is reported as ‘unrestricted’.

This means I can create art from them. Here is a couple from the Civil War period – created in Photoshop, as always:



Military woman from the American Civil War period:



Photographic portrait of a nineteenth-century gent:

Friday, 7 September 2012

Ms Tietjens and her husband, c.1840

An early Victorian double portrait of a gentlewoman and her husband. Roughly based on a couple of actual portraits, though the gender role reversal is mine, of course. Click image to enlarge.


Close-up in the style of portrait miniatures:

 

I hope to do much more of this sort of thing.