This Photographer Turns Vintage Photos Into Surreal Works Of Art ~ Brian Galindo

Jane Long is a Brisbane-based fine art photographer and artist, who is the mind behind the wildly imaginative Dancing with Costică series. According to Long, she was looking for photos to test her retouching skills on, when she stumbled upon the Flickr account of Costică Acsinte, a Romanian photographer who took the original photos throughout the 1930s and ’40s. 

After seeing them she felt the need not only to reimagine them, but also create a story for them. “I will probably never know the real stories of these people but in my mind they became characters in tales of my own invention,” Long said of her thought process in creating the surreal images,”Star crossed lovers, a girl waiting for her lover to come home, boys sharing a fantasy, innocent children with a little hint of something dark.” The results are these series of images that take on an otherworldly dreamlike look.

“Underneath”

"Underneath"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Singalong”

"Singalong"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Gun Shy”

"Gun Shy"

Courtsey of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“The Juggling Act”

"The Juggling Act"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“A Fond Farewell”

"A Fond Farewell"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Innocence”

"Innocence"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Beacon”

"Beacon"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Sweetheart”

"Sweetheart"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Burn it Down”

"Burn it Down"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“The Idea Farm”

"The Idea Farm"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Musica”

"Musica"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“The Whimsy Brothers”

"The Whimsy Brothers"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Fresh Jane Long”

"Fresh Jane Long"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via colectiacosticaacsinte.eu

“Corvo”

"Corvo"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

Tall Poppies

Tall Poppies

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Flock”

"Flock"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“All Hands on Deck”

"All Hands on Deck"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

“Neptune’s Bride”

"Neptune's Bride"

Courtesy of Jane Long / Via Flickr: costicaacsinte

You can see more of Jane Long’s work on her official website or Facebook. Also, you can check out the Costică Ascinte Archive here.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/this-photographer-turns-vintage-photos-into-surreal-works-of#.otmwzWoRDO

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