Blending Then and Now photographs

These photographs, blended using Photoshop, are drafts of a project I’m planning with the Canmore Musuem & Geoscience Centre (all historical images are courtesy of the museum). At this point, I’m referring to these five photographs as drafts as they still need work, but the core idea is there: Combining modern and historical photographs takes the “Then and Now” approach of the before and after photographs but it seems to work even better than simply placing two images side by side. The effect can be striking. Take for example the work of Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov, whose work inspired me to try this for Canmore. Numerous other photographers are working with this great approach, as well. It’s a challenging process, but does it ever tell a great story!


About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.
This entry was posted in Buildings and Sites, Photos and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Blending Then and Now photographs

  1. maureen says:

    Rob, that is genius!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s