Sunday, July 4, 2010

AMERICAN GHOSTS

This is a new series called American Ghosts. These portraits are late 19th century photos enhanced in charcoal. This enhancement was common in that period which creates a strange haunting quality I love. This is in honor of all the immigrants coming to America for freedom, past and present, happy Independence Day.






 
























 


















7 comments:

Suzanne said...

These are wonderful~thanks for putting this together to show us.

Stephen said...

I love these pieces & I did not know this process, although I collect early photography. Always great to get a glimpse of your beautiful home.

My verification word is hotrax!

Mary Ann Wakeley said...

Beautiful photos. I did not know of that process either. A lovely blog you have :)

jason said...

wow...strangely beautiful they are.

normadesmond said...

maybe it's the angle, but ghost #3 has a very big head and a small body. bet his mother didn't like that on whelping day.

by land by air by sea said...

oh kevin

these are just dead cool.

beth

Reggie Darling said...

These are incredible, thanks for directing me here to see them. I'm enjoying your blog a lot. Reggie