Saturday, August 15, 2015

'Faking It Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop' (18 Pics)

"Cloud Study, Light-Dark," Gustave Le Gray. Two separate negatives (the sky and the sea) are joined at the horizon. This enabled Le Gray to balance two different exposure levels.
c. 1855
"Two-Headed Man," unidentified American artist
"Aberdeen Portraits No. 1," by George Washington Wilson
"Fading Away," Henry Peach Robinson. Constructed by Robinson from five individual negatives. It was a favourite of Queen Victoria's husband, Albert, who bought a print and placed a standing order for all further composite images produced by Robinson.
c. 1901
"Spirit" photograph, John K. Hallowell, Chicago, Illinois. Supposedly taken during a seance, actually a double exposure or composite of superimposed cutouts, showing woman, half-length, with head-and-shoulders portraits of men and women around her head.
c. 1900
"Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as artist and model," Maurice Guibert
c. 1880
"Man juggling his own head," unidentified French artist
"The Vision (Orpheus Scene)," F. Holland Day
c. 1902
"General Grant at City Point," Levin Corbin. This photograph is a montage or composite of several images and does not actually show General Ulysses S. Grant at City Point. Three photos provided different parts of the portrait: the head, from Grant at his Cold Harbor, Virginia headquarters; the horse and man's body, from Maj. Gen. Alexander McDowell McCook; and the background, from Confederate prisoners captured in the battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia.
c. 1913
"Colorado Springs, Colorado," William Henry Jackson / unidentified artist at Detroit Publishing Company
"A powerful collision," unidentified German artist. Postcard with an image of a German soldier crushing members of the Triple Entente, WWI.
"Dirigible docked on Empire State Building, New York," unidentified American artist
"Room with eye," Maurice Tabard
c. 1930
Man on rooftop with 11 men in formation on his shoulders
"Dream No. 1: Electrical Appliances for the Home," Grete Stern
'Lenin and Stalin in Gorki in 1922," unidentified Russian artist. Although Stalin and Lenin met often, this image has been retouched to smooth Stalin's skin and increase the length of his left arm.
"Christmas Card," Angus McBean. Photographer Angus McBean’s Christmas cards frequently feature whimsically photo-manipulated images, like this self-portrait.

Hearst Over the People (1939)

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