Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Gone





GONE

Digital scrapbook layout 12in X 12in




The photograph is one of collection that I found in a street market at Kaunas, Lithuania. The photographer's name: J. Baksaviclaus is stamped on the back. Nothing else is known of its provenance but it would appear to have been taken before the Second World War and so I can't help but wonder what became of all those little barefoot village children and their pretty school teachers.


Credits: Most of the elements and papers, recoloured and blended are from Opal by Britt Bree and available at Pretty Scrappy. Also items from Vintage Overlays available at Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium; texture freebies by Ninian available from Flickr and commercial overlays from Digiscrap Boutique


9 comments:

Kimmie said...

Simply beautiful - especially with the tidbits of information you have (approx time and place etc) - I would hope these children lived to be ripe old ages in spite of the threat of war.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Elegant simplicity and vintage perfection! The photograph is stunning too. Beautiful!

Seth said...

What an amazing piece of art! The photograph is one of a kind and the background is stunningly grungy!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi again! I left something for you on my blog. Be sure to read to the bottom of the "I'm a lucky girl" post. Enjoy.
marsha

pondlife said...

Lovely work. The old photo given new life...

Oh, and Thanks for the comment... I'm still editing over 1700 photos from Japan!! Can you believe??

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sherriejd said...

oh i just love finding old photos to play with. i love how you aged the photo and made it look even more mysterious. beautiful.

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful!

lynne h said...

'gone' says it so perfectly, lumilyon... i *feel* gone-ness when i look at this piece. how beautiful the children and the teachers are... as is this piece... xo

Chrisy said...

How wonderful that you can take an image from the past and help it live on...there's something poignant about old photos of children isn't there...something that reminds us that everybody is precious...