Classic glass plate portraits made into modern day fine art

Classic glass plate portraits have a look and charm of their own, and a touch of modern technology can see them going further than their original image. The images you see here are the work of Costica Acsinte, who was possibly the only professional photographer in Romania for decades after the WW I. Nearly 5,000 of his glass plate negatives have been retrieved, and are being digitized at the moment.

Photographer Jane Long took a dip into the archives to come up with a series titled Dancing with Costica. Jane uses the images captured by Costica, and retouches them to create different versions, akin to modern day fine art.

Via PetaPixel