Australian Photographer Repurposes Vintage Photos Into Fascinating New Stories

Jane Long has breathed new life into the work of a Romanian photographer.

Like most great ideas, Jane Long’s new photography series, Dancing With Costică, arose completely by accident. The Australian artist had played with Photoshop as a hobby, but after her framer asked if she did restoration work, her creative process kicked into gear. While browsing photos on Flickr to practice her restoration techniques, she came across a collection of photographs by a Romanian war photographer, Costică Acsinte. The vivid characters in Acsinte’s photos inspired Long to Photoshop them into new contexts, and the results are both humorous and haunting.

Follow Long’s work on Flickr.