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Black Humor Created by Victorian Photographers – Without Photoshop :)

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This type of headless photography was created by combining images from multiple negatives.
The special effect is known as ‘trick photography`, and was developed in 1856 by the Swedish-born photographer Oscar Rejlander.
Here you can find some reading about this theme:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Gustave_Rejlander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_manipulation
http://trickphotography.annics.com/victorian-trick-photography.html
http://hyperallergic.com/101979/victorian-photo-tricks-from-hidden-mothers-to-eyes-on-the-dead/

6 thoughts on “Black Humor Created by Victorian Photographers – Without Photoshop :)

  1. Reblogged this on lynnesartandsoul and commented:
    I think these are brilliant! The Victorians loved seances and physical mediumship too. My kind of people lol.

  2. These are great. Do you know how they did them?

  3. Doh! Sorry, I was so busy looking at the photos, I didn’t read what you had written. 🙂

  4. Very cool! You’ve inspired me! I want to make some copies of pictures like this and make some projects with them! I’m super excited!

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