Come one, come all!
I know absolutely nothing about photography. I am well aware of that fact, and under no pretense do I portray that I actually have any understanding as to how a great picture becomes great. I have a couple friends who do it professionally, but I just never really had any desire to ask them about the process. I like that I am ignorant to the inner-workings.
I can’t judge a picture based on its aspect ratio, the fact that the blah-blah wasn’t used correctly, or the yada-yada wasn’t in frame. Then, something, something — incorrect aperture setting. Whatever. That insight doesn’t affect my perspective at all, and I appreciate that. It allows me to simply like what I like when I see it.
That kind of inside knowledge can sometimes be a hindrance. I know this first-hand because most of my knowledge is in music: playing, recording, history, listening, collecting, etc. I tend to break things down too much at times. Instead of just simply enjoying the tune for what it is, or just letting the bassist or drummer do their thing during a recording session, I find myself being hyper-critical when I should just allow things to be as they are. I think about what methods could have been used to better achieve the sound that I want to hear. But, I usually snap myself back and can then appreciate it for their intentions, relax and have a good time or just respect the situation. It’s a blessing and a curse, I suppose. I think almost any honest person in a creative field would have a similar viewpoint, and tell you the same.
Anyway, it’s almost Halloween, and y’all came here for the creepy pictures, not some useless ramblings.
I came across these images on VintageEveryday (great blog) a few months ago and thought they would be good for a Halloween time post. There wasn’t that much background info on them that I could find, but they’re pretty damn cool. One can assume that, while they obviously didn’t have Photoshop back then, they surely had some sort of wizard-like-trickery to achieve these effects. Perhaps it was… wizardry!? Resplendent!!
Or maybe they just messed around with exposure times and combined images or some shit. I don’t know… I’m not a math guy. Just look at the pictures.