In a bid to improve her retouching skills, photographic artist Jane Long has colourised a selection of Acsinte's photos, adding an extra fantastical twist to each image.
After finding the Costică Acsinte Archive on Flickr I became fascinated with the images and their subjects. I wanted to bring them to life. But more than that I wanted to give them a story.
I will probably never know the real stories of these people but in my mind they became characters in tales of my own invention … 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.