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These portraits by Amy Friend Enhance Vintage Imagery

By: Jana Pijak - Published: • References: amyfriend and lanciatrendvisions
These antiquated illumination portraits by Amy Friend enhance vintage imagery with the help of delicately lit elements. The Canadian photographer alters old and found photographs by piercing them with holes that allow for light to flow through when illuminated.

These striking art works defy tradition and resemble digitally enhanced compositions that evoke a vintage aesthetic with a modern twist. Inspired by the soul of an old photograph, Amy Friend creates memorable portraiture that exudes a nostalgic air.

The photographer enhances antiquated photographs of objects as well as human subjects and seeks to find what is metaphorically hidden behing each of the sepia-toned captures. Entitled 'Dare alla luce', the artist's image series borrows from the Italian phrase meaning to 'giving birth, but literally giving to light'.