This Photographer Turns Vintage Photos Into Surreal Works Of Art

Australian photographer and artist Jane Long brings old photos to life in beautifully wild and imaginative ways.

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Jane Long is a Brisbane-based fine art photographer and artist, who is the mind behind the wildly imaginative Dancing with Costică series. According to Long, she was looking for photos to test her retouching skills on, when she stumbled upon the Flickr account of Costică Acsinte, a Romanian photographer who took the original photos throughout the 1930s and '40s.

After seeing them she felt the need not only to reimagine them, but also create a story for them. "I will probably never know the real stories of these people but in my mind they became characters in tales of my own invention," Long said of her thought process in creating the surreal images,"Star crossed lovers, a girl waiting for her lover to come home, boys sharing a fantasy, innocent children with a little hint of something dark." The results are these series of images that take on an otherworldly dreamlike look.

You can see more of Jane Long's work on her official website or Facebook. Also, you can check out the Costică Ascinte Archive here.