Historic Glass-Plate Photos From Romania Restored By A Photographer Based In Australia

Dancing with Costică is an imaginative series in which Australian photographer Jane Long transformed old photographs into colorful and creative compositions. Long used original glass plate black and white images, originally created by Romanian war photographer Costică Acsinte, as the foundation for her work.

Acsinte, who died in 1984, was a Romanian war photographer during WWI who also took photos professionally and personally after the war. In 2013, what was left of his damaged vintage glass-plate photos was digitized by the Costica Acsinte Archive to preserve it, and it is this collection that Long drew on to create her wonderful photo series.

She produced surreal stories by colorizing each print and then digitally blending together all of the unique elements into one striking composition. Each imaginative scene is a blend of the past and the present into a strong and whimsical narrative. The stiff, serious subjects look a bit out of place in the colorfully dynamic worlds created by Long.

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Check out some of Long’s other work below:

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To see more of Long’s work, or if you’d like to follow along as she continues to ‘dance’ with Acsinte’s portraits, be sure to visit her website or give her a follow on Flickr and Facebook.

Image credits: jane long

(Via: My Modern Met)  

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