For the past year, I have been working on a series that I call, “ A Simpler Time”. In this series I start each new photomontage with a vintage photograph that I scan. I then retouch and recolor the antique photo before blending it together with other photographs that I have taken during my travels.
This all started a few years ago while I was rummaging through a box of old photos of my relatives. I wanted to create a collage of my family, who were all from Italy, and combine it with some photos I took on a recent trip to Pompeii, Italy. I ghosted the images to give it a little bit of an eerie feel.
In the group there is my father at age 13, My Uncle, Great Aunt and Great Uncle. My motivation for creating this image was to try to connect the past with the present. I enjoyed creating this photomontage so much, that I started collecting old vintage photographs from antique stores to use in my new series.