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Friday, September 25, 2009

Using my imagination


This is Vivian. A young girl, with her life ahead of her. What were her hopes for her future? Would her dreams be fulfilled? How many children would she have? Was she happy? I honestly don't know.

Okay, the truth is.....I don't know anything about the girl in the photograph. I do know her name isn't Vivian. I made that up. I don't know her real name, when the photograph was taken, or where. Oh wait. I do know a bit. I know the bench was photographed on May 2, 2009, outside the Bus Terminal Restaurant on Danforth Avenue in east-end Toronto. What, you thought it was an old photo? I hope you did, 'cause that was my intention. But I inserted the young girl into my photo; she's the subject of this week's Art Creations Friday challenge and so I sat her down on this bench and took it from there. It was a fun project and I took the opportunity to work on my "sepia skills". It's surprising how you can age a photograph with just a little photoshop magic.

15 comments:

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

the sepia tones add to the quiet thoughtfulness of this precious girl ... Love how you have here sitting patiently on your bench = wonderful take on the theme!

peggy gatto said...

How fun is this!!!! She is a wonderful vivian!
I always liked that name!!

vintage wil said...

Really beautiful sepia colors!!

Femmy said...

beautiful collage!! she's sitting so patiently on the bench! great vintage feel!!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Love the sepia colors.
Beautiful card.

AliMayes said...

I think she has had a long wait for a bus - she looks as if she's always been there. So clever!!

LiveArt said...

What a beautiful piece!!

Linda

gaby braun said...

A great work in PS!

Muse said...
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Ozstuff said...

This is beautiful. The little girl sits very comfortably in her new surroundings. I love the way you have "aged" the bus stop and the final picture overall. No-one would guess that it is anything other than a lovely, vintage photo - if you hadn't told us. Great story, great name and great picture!

Betty said...

Wonderful work.

Irene said...

I'm so impressed. Just the other day I was telling my friend Anna that I should send her daughters photos on to you. Apparently the photographer did not take a family photo, her only daughter and she has nothing in the way of a photo with just the brides family. I was assuring her that Lennie could put you guys all together. She didn't believe me.

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is really cool. I am thinking she is going on a trip - her first train ride, maybe. I really like this.

Marleen said...

Great job, it looks like an old photograph really beautiful!!

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