Contemporary Portrait Photography 2019
This composite image features an antique cabinet card, a type of portrait that was popular from the mid 19th through the early 20th century. I have collected many such cards, some of which have beautiful engravings on the back that give information about the photographer's studio. In the present image, from my Card Games series, I superimposed elements from the reverse side of the card onto the portrait, with surprising results. I like giving the photographers and their subjects a new look—and a new audience—more than a century after the original portraits were made.
Both Sides Now: Metamorphosis
Digital photographic collage created from an antique cabinet card dating from the 1880s (original photographer, F. D. Moon, Greenville, PA; subject unknown). The image was scanned and cleaned in Photoshop; then engraved elements from the back side of the card were superimposed onto the portrait side. Printed with an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper.
18” x 12” print / 23.25” x 17.25” framed