Monday, December 20

I call this "real" photoshop. It is easy to forget that the basis for much of the capabilities in the program we all love are from concepts that originated in the dark room. This is a photo manipulation except the fading and overlaying was done in a darkroom, not on a computer.The process is simple yet tricky to achieve. This photograph was done in two exposures, the top half fading into the bottom half.

Thomas Barbèy is an artist that has a large collection of photographs done in this manner. He uses a litany of techniques including in camera exposure to mesh people, places, and things into impossible photographs.