Friday, April 15, 2016

Sepia Saturday 326 : Thirty Shades Of Gladys


Our Sepia Saturday 326 theme image features a Polyfoto from the 1930s. Polyfoto studios were a precursor to the photo booths that became popular thirty or so years later and provided a large selection of similar poses for the sitter to choose from. I don't have an example of a Polyfoto in my family photograph collection, and therefore I have had to create one. Who would be a better subject for a Polyfoto than my mother, Gladys, here photographed in about 1918. A little bit of trickery with digital processing and we are able to have a unique Polyfoto featuring thirty shades of Gladys.



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11 comments:

  1. So creative Alan, and a clever title.

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  2. I love this post, such a brilliant idea – I might have to try it! I really appreciate the comment you left on my blog, thank you.

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  3. OH, this is great, Alan! Amazing what all the different colors do: they bring different things to the fore in each shot. Glad to see your mother had a Shirley Temple bow (my mother, too...)!

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  4. Amazing. I'm going to try it too.

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  5. What a fun way to play with a photo. I'd never heard the term poly-photo before...though I did have some from various kid's photo studios in malls.

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  6. Are they all the same photo, just reversed and in different colours? I can't tell, but they are very interesting in any event.

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  7. Oh, so well done, what a fun picture it would make hanging in the entrance. Hello Gladys, you were a pretty girl in all 30 shades.

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  8. Ah, is that what they are called. I've just found out I have a polyphoto of me when I was little, then!

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  9. Ha 1918 is the birth year of my mom who passed ar age 70 which I shall be very shortly. Intersting composition

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  10. This was a lot of fun. Me thinks you have a bit of Andy Warhol hiding inside.

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  11. Cleverly done! Good show. :)

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