A whimsical Transformation – Photography

by ChinaBambi

Costică Acsinte Archive / Jane Long / Via janelong.photomerchant.net

Romanian photographer Costică Acsinte, who died in 1984 at the age of 86, left an unparalleled legacy of over 5,000 photos that are now being restored and digitised by Cezar Popescu with Ialomia County Museum in Romania.

Via petapixel.com

In a bid to improve her retouching skills, photographic artist Jane Long has colourised a selection of Acsinte’s photos, adding an extra fantastical twist to each image.

You MUST CLICK THIS LINK to see the work in its true glory with the sliding option between photos! Its brings the magic to this art, transforming the photo in front of your eyes!

Costică Acsinte Archive / Jane Long / Via janelong.photomerchant.net

“After finding the Costică Acsinte Archive on Flickr I became fascinated with the images and their subjects. I wanted to bring them to life. But more than that I wanted to give them a story.”

– Jane Long
Costică Acsinte Archive / Jane Long / Via janelong.photomerchant.net

“I will probably never know the real stories of these people but in my mind they became characters in tales of my own invention … star-crossed lovers, a girl waiting for her lover to come home, boys sharing a fantasy, innocent children with a little hint of something dark.”

– Jane Long
Costică Acsinte Archive / Jane Long / Via janelong.photomerchant.net
Costică Acsinte Archive / Jane Long / Via janelong.photomerchant.net

 “I wanted there to be some ambiguity about the images, what is real and what is not real.” – Jane Long

Costică Acsinte Archive / Jane Long / Via janelong.photomerchant.net
Costică Acsinte Archive / Jane Long / Via janelong.photomerchant.net

Stunning beautiful work, made even more magical with the sliding technique between the images.. a transformation in front of your eyes of two outstanding photographers work. Vintage, real and dreary into colourful whimsical stories.

Check out the photos in their true magical form here with the sliding option.

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