Recreating Old Fashioned Portraits.


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My husband took some color photos of me dressed up in some of my vintage looking clothes.

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I posed looking very serious as our ancestors did in Circa 1900 photos.

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I then added special effects in Adobe Photoshop, like sepia, vignettes, etc.

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“A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.” – Mark Twain

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Although it took some effort, I am so glad that we did it. I want to print and frame then, I imagine they will confuse someone in the future.

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I sneaked in a smile 😉
In my next post I will reveal how we did it.

Related:

The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture

Why Didn’t People Smile in Old Photos?

Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs?

The Pose
1965
Recreated
2010

Me with Pony Tail.

11 comments

  1. Dis nou pragtig gedoen Linda!Jy lyk so waardig,maar ek moet sê,Mark Twain was verkeerd om te sê mens lyk simpel met’n glimlag…ek hou van die ene met die effense laggie…dalk te sexy vir die ouer geslag se mense?

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  2. En die outfit !! Mensig.. dit is nou pragtig. Op Parys in die Vrystaat , is daar ‘n klein winkeltjie met klomp uitrustings van trourokke tot mansklere..alles vintage, jy kies en hul neem fotos in studio.

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    • Gelukkig het ek die klere gehad 😉 Ag, ek is so bly jy hou daarvan ♥
      Interessant, ek het dit nie geweet nie, ek het al verby sulke ateljees geloop, maar ek dink altyd eendag sal ek dit doen…

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