I often visit flea markets looking for old cameras or something like this. One day I saw a stand from a Frenchman who was selling a mass of very old photographs, only portraits. I bought some pictures from him. I had an idea in mind to do something with old vintage photographs but didn't know what. When I viewed the pictures at home I decided to transform all these people adding them to the present.

It's about time, the past and the present. All people in these pictures are strangers from the past, most probably dead for a long time. Now they all come together in the present, like ghostly appearance on different locations and cities.

For these series, I combined two photographs - one picture I took with my own self-made anamorphic pinhole camera and one old vintage photograph. The pinhole images are all 6x6 film photographs which I developed on my own and scanned the negatives. Then I also scanned the portraits. At the end, I combined these pictures using photoshop and added some 'ghostly' effects.

The name of this series is 'ghosts of...'  and they're created by me, Frank Machalowski.

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Whoa.

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riley.girl
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2 years ago

Creepy but cool!

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admshoe
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2 years ago

Low key looks like 11 from stranger things ://

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Monika Soffronow
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2 years ago

Nice work. The pure eeriness of time and of existing in it.

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Erika Daniel
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2 years ago

murdered on their wedding day...

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admshoe
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2 years ago

Ring around the rosie, pocket full of posy

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Kandis Glasgow
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2 years ago

I like this one a lot. Very striking.

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Monika Soffronow
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2 years ago

Every moment is so important - and then the moment passes, has passed, is gone forever. One of the oxygen molecules in my bloodstream was once inhaled by Julius Caesar, another by a dodo long after photosynthesis was invented by what we know as plants. These are shadows of eternity lurking in each fleeting moment.

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Kandis Glasgow
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2 years ago

She looks like a fairy! Very interesting.

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Erika Daniel
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2 years ago

"you can't be here"

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Erika Daniel
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2 years ago

"mother?"

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Erika Daniel
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2 years ago

please, don't leave us here!! we're cold!

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Erika Daniel
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2 years ago

I imagine these ones would just stand still, staring at you as you pass...

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BrazilianSky
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2 years ago

What? I'm old enough to work.

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
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2 years ago

I love how each one of the pics seems to be telling a story of life and tradegy. I surprise myself wondering what these people's lives were like, what were their dreams, which ones they fulfilled.. and what tragedies took their lives for them to be stuck between dimensions like that (in the context of the pics of course, because I hope their actual lives were long and happy, but that we'll never know)

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
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2 years ago

Oh wow! This one's really creepy.. in a great way!

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
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2 years ago

Atill playing peacefully outside.. over the decades

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
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2 years ago

Because of the light and her expression, I picture this as being an angel showing some lost and desperate one the path to safety/salvation

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Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

WHERE is this??? Can anyone tell?

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Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

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Precious... or kiddie porn?

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Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

I like her purse. I was never without my purse at that age...

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
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2 years ago

Forever waiting.....

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Priscilla Winslow
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2 years ago

Who's the creepy kid at the top? Get thee behind me, Satan?

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berestowaja
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2 years ago

Leipzig! <3

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