The original image is a family photograph on a postcard. I love the juxtaposition of the old and the new, the horse-drawn carriage versus the automobile. The gentleman in the middle by the carriage smoking a cigar is, I suspect, a direct relation – that’s a familiar nose if ever I saw one! I restored the photograph (it was faded and indistinct) partly by adding duplicate layers in Photoshop and experimenting with blends. Lastly, I added several of my own textures to produce the final ‘burnt’ effect.