Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Faux Vintage Photos - Inspired by Deguerreotypes

I once snuck into an old abandoned brownstone that was about to be torn down in a few days.  It was a few doors down from where I lived when I first moved to NYC and I just had to go inside to see what it looked like.  In the kitchen there was about a foot of rubble made up of papers, broken dishes, and trash.  After a few minutes of scanning the place I noticed a gray folder wrapped up with cotton ribbon that looked like an antique so I picked it up and inside were photos from the original family who owned the home over 100 years ago.  There were letters and tintypes of the family and even some old stocks and bonds from the early 19th century.  Very cool stuff!  I've always loved vintage photography and cinema.  It's the closest we have to time travel if you let your mind wander a little.  Making this project reminded me of that amazing find on that gray winter day.  Explore as much as you can, my adventurous friends, and be careful in abandoned buildings!  
Now get out there and Make Your Mark!
The perfect technique for a selfie!
A lovely way to decorate your home if you're into antiques!

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If I could turn back time!


  1. Where did you get the images from?

    1. Google royalty free vintage images. Images over 100 years old are copyright free anyway...but this will give you a nice selection to choose from.