Analogue hallucinations

Coming across the article and then the book based on the exhibition Faking It: A Visual History of 150 Years of Image Manipulation Before Photoshop staged by The Metropolitan Museum of Art was quite a pleasant, if often eerie, visual journey...

Way before digital and almighty Photoshop, the eminently "analogue" experiments with film compositing, multiple exposures and myriad other darkroom effects take one into a surprisingly surreal world.

Surprising, because our eyes and mind so accustomed to the most astonishing digital trickery, in both still and moving pictures, can still marvel at these fascinating creations.

Some pickings from the 150 photos that span the decades between 1840 and 1990 can be seen in the article at brainpickings.org.

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