Australian artist Jane Long creatively transforms black and white photographs into new images with sharp, vivid colors and beautiful scenes. She digitally manipulates the old and faded photos taken almost 100 years ago by Romanian war photographer Costică Acsinte, creating new perception and context. “I wanted to change the context of the images,” says Long. “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.”
As you can see on the photos below, the old ones are magically transform into a whole new life, capturing the vibrant, modern narratives with surreal touch.
Enjoy these gorgeous work of arts titled “Dancing with Costică.”
Photographer and digital artist Jane Long was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1970. Currently based in Brisbane, Australia, she combines photography and photomanipulation to create slightly surreal images that straddle the line between reality and fantasy.
Long has spent most of her career as a graphic designer, entering the industry over 20 years ago and establishing her own studio in 1996. Completely self-taught, she has worked with Photoshop since 1994, both commercially and for personal work.
All images courtesy of Jane Long and Costică Acsinte Archive.
The color photographs are published with permission from Jane Long.