I was on board the Polly Woodside last year. Armed with my Lensbaby Muse I was capturing everything in sight. In the crew cabins were these old photos of unnamed people and buildings. I could only assume they were loved ones and places of the sailors and workers. There was something really creepy about it all..

This is a manipulation of three of those photos, blended together with textures.

Canon 50D
Lensbaby Muse

Original RAW file converted and manipulated in Photoshop CS6. Textures from www.kimklassenscafe.com.


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • NASH30
    NASH30over 2 years ago

    Wow very nice Andrew. Such a cool collage.

  • Thanks a lot mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 2 years ago

    Great collage! Timeless and eerie :)

  • Thanks Paul, much appreciated, mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    Brilliant work Andrew….You have nailed the dark mysterious feel!! :)

  • That’s awesome to hear, Carol! Thanks so much.. hope you been well :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Love it! Excellent work!

  • Thanks so much, Donna!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • LookOutBelow
    LookOutBelowover 2 years ago

    Very different for you man, I didn’t expect this!
    Nice work! VERY ghostly.

  • Thanks mate, was going for something a bit left of centre this time! Glad you like!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 2 years ago

    really nice work Parmi

  • Thanks a lot, Anth!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work, Andrew!
    They are definitely veiled in mystery.
    ~ Bobbi

  • Thank you so much, Bobbi. Glad it’s all conveyed!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    great work

  • Many thanks, my friend!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lou-Garew
    Lou-Garewover 2 years ago

    Stunning…and,yes, a bit creepy. I love creepy!

  • Have to admit, I am drawn to creepy! Thanks Lou :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • shutterbug261
    shutterbug261over 2 years ago

    so many stories to be told….really great work here, andrew!

  • Thanks a lot mate! Glad you like it :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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