Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Portrait of Jessie

I’m really not that concerned with the quality of old images I buy, or their provenance because I’m always asking myself: what can I do with them in Photoshop? Besides, it’s fun to imagine who the person was in the photo might have been, and what their lives were like. Sometimes I feel like the custodian of several dozen imaginary lives.
But on the back of this tiny tintype of a toddler is the name “Jessie Collard Jones,” and a note that she lived from 1865 to 1936. Because of the length of her hair, I’m guessing Jessie was probably no more than two when this picture was taken, which makes this tintype 141 years old! How could I resist turning Jessie into an ATC to celebrate her life?

1 comment:

Godelieve said...

I really like all the surprising things you do with photoshop. Another very pretty ATC.