A real photo postcard (around the 1930s) of a group of lads doing the fasching celebrations proud.
I love this postcard – more so than all the others in my collection, which, of course, I also love. My favourite costumed belle is the girl, fourth on the right, who is holding a mask. She is stunningly beautiful. I am guessing that at least one of the other ladies is her sister, most particularly, the girl holding the tambourine
As a fan of the work of Australian artist Damian Michaels, I have already done two posts about him on my other blog, Photobooth Journal. You can see the first post here and the second one here. There you will find two more of his altered photo works, numerous links to his web pages and more information about him.
These three pieces stand out from the rest of his work as they are in colour rather than black and white. He has used old, real photo postcards as his canvas. It is a wonderful way to repurpose and preserve items, that having lost connection to history and family, often end up in the bin.
What do you think of them? Please leave your comments below.
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