New life for the old photo

posted on 18th of november, 2008

I love old photos from our family archive. Most of them are black and white, and don't pretend to be of high quality. But they've a soul of some sort. And sometimes - interesting ideas.
unfortunately, they were done with primitive camera and developed and home then. They're not professional and have special meanings only to my family and me.
But I thought of the ideas... And tried to give old photos a new life - as illustrations.

This one was a photo in it's 'previous life'. The woman is my mother, the short-haired kid is me. I'm about 5 years old there. We're waiting for a ship to take us to the recreation centre.
And this is an alley near my home. I always liked the contrast: metal and concrete constructions on one side of the road and birch trees - on the other. Nature vs. Technology.
I will continue what I began: more of our old photos will become illustrations, in new colors and with slightly different forms sometimes, but with the same idea.

Comments (3)

Posted by Justmeyo on November 18, 2008
Yes very nice idea,congratulations they are very good,wish u luck
Posted by Bradcalkins on November 18, 2008
Very cool idea and technique!
Posted by Teekaygee on November 18, 2008
A great idea, and very nice work.

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Photo credits: Makarova Olga.

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I\'m a freelance illustrator and sci-fi and fantasy writer. As a hobby I also make a free comic \"Gifts of wandering ice\" based on one of my novels. Check it out on my site.

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