Retro Hand-Painted Photographs Conjure A Distant, Psychedelic Wonderland (NSFW)

October 14, 2014 12:31 PM

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Retro Hand-Painted Photographs Conjure A Distant, Psychedelic Wonderland (NSFW)

Before there was such a thing as color photography, artists would occasionally partake in hand-painting their photographs, bringing a not always natural but often arresting splash of vibrancy to an otherwise sepia palette. Of course, now that photography has evolved exponentially beyond its monochromatic origins, there's no obvious reason to partake in any sort of photo painting.

Yet occasionally a contemporary artist revives the retro technique of hand-painted photography, thereby revealing its eternally hypnotic powers. One such artist is Shae DeTar, a New York-based fashion photographer who transforms idyllic landscapes and ethereal ladies into electric-tinted psychedelic...

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